Tapcon masonry screws are made for light duty fastening. They are manufactured with special threads that will tap into a predrilled hole in masonry material, such as concrete, concrete block, and brick.
These screws embed into masonry by “tapping” the threads through the material surrounding the hole. The tapping of the threads into installation materials requires the threads to be properly cut.
These screws are made for light duty fastening into materials like concrete, brick, block, and mortar joints.
The stainless steel screw has different holding values for different materials and different embedment depths.
Installation is easy. Prepare your materials, consult the technical information to determine what size hole to drill, and drill the hole. Install the fastener through the item being fastened, and tighten. For more detailed instructions, please visit our Tips & Tricks page.
The hole drilled into the base material should be at least 1/2-inch deeper that the depth that the screw will be embedded.
Yes, it can be used in concrete brick, block, or mortar joint.
No. It can be installed with a standard nut driver or Philips head bit tip
The 1/4-inch screw requires a 3/16-inch hole in the base material.
A hammer drill is recommended when installing the screw. The use of a hammer drill will create a hole that best meets the hole tolerance requirements.
The cost of the raw material, the manufacturing cost, and the total production expense are all factored into the higher price.
Yes. The Tapcon brand concrete screws are still made in the USA. Many other brands are not made in the USA, and they do not meet the same specifications.
Yes, they are removable from the hole in which they are installed. However, reusing the screw in the same hole is not advisable because the holding values may be decreased or non-existent.
The screws are manufactured out of stainless steel with nickel added. This makes the threads hard enough to cut the masonry, and also results in creating a magnetic force.
The maximum embedment is 1-3/4”. At deeper than 1-3/4”, the lead thread may stop tapping the base material and may cause the screw to get bound in the hole or have the head sheared off.
It is not fully threaded because the maximum embedment in the base material is 1-3/4 inches. The thread length on the screw equals the maximum embedment depth.
No. The flat countersunk Phillips head is the only type of this screw available in the 3/16 diameter.
No, the shortest stainless steel screw available is 1-1/4”.
The stainless-steel screw is coated for extra rust resistance. Climaseal is a high-quality metal filled thermoset coating. Climaseal has been uniquely formulated to react and form a complete, long life protection that provides the optimal corrosion resistance properties. Climaseal is self-sacrificing to the base substrate if penetrated or damaged. Fasteners coated with Climaseal exhibit excellent resistance to most forms of abrasion and torque.
No, the stainless steel Tapcon screws are available in a silver color only. The blue colored screws are standard carbon steel.