The design of a concrete wedge anchor allows for it to anchor fixtures into concrete. Wedge anchor bolts primarily work by being inserted into a hole drilled into concrete. The concrete wedge anchor is then expanded, wedging itself securely in the concrete.
Wedge Anchor Bolt Construction
Wedge anchors consist of two separate pieces that are permanently pre-assembled into a single unit. The first piece is a carbon steel rod that is threaded for a portion of its length. The opposite/installed end of the expansion anchor has a necked-down diameter, or conical space, that tapers outward back to the rod's full diameter.
The second piece of a concrete wedge anchor is a steel slip or sleeve, that is permanently assembled around the conical section of the rod. Each wedge anchor also requires a nut and washer to complete the installation.
Wedge Anchor Applications
Denali’s concrete wedge anchors can be used for numerous applications if the base material is solid concrete. Unlike many other concrete fasteners, the wedge anchor cannot be used in brick or block. Some of the unique applications for our expansion anchors, include:
- Fence & Light posts
- Park bench
- Elevators & Escalators
- Fire sprinklers
- Roof flashing
- And many more
Concrete Wedge Anchor Benefits
There are numerous benefits associated with wedge anchor bolts, some of these include:
- Variety of options
- Sturdy construction
- Permanently secured
Denali’s wedge anchors are available in a wide range of formats and configurations. These include: carbon steel, Hot dipped galvanized (HDG) and stainless steel.
Contact Denali Today
Denali Industrial Supply stores are currently located in Fairbanks and Anchorage, Alaska. We also service all of Alaska via our online store. Contact us today with any question you may have regarding our stainless steel wedge anchors, or request a quote.