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Our BoltHold asphalt anchors find use in hundreds of applications. Note that we have developed calculators that guide you with the selection and the placement of the anchors at the lowest material cost.
- Use SP18 anchors to secure pole plates directly to the asphalt.
- Use SP12 if holes in base are below ½" diameter
- Use SP58 anchors with eye bolts to attach the tent guy wires to the ground.
- Use SP18 if tension in guy wires can be kept below 500 lb.
- The installation does not damage the asphalt.
- See Application Note AN60 for background information about the use of anchors for tents and canopies.
- See the Installation Guide for best installation practices.
- UNIQUE BENEFITS: Tent can be removed and anchors stay embedded in the asphalt for reuse.
Posts & Fences
- You can install any post that has a mounting plate to asphalt
- Use our Fence Post calculator to choose suitable anchors
- The type of fence (solid wall, slats, chain link) has a major bearing on the wind force that needs to be resisted
- Use an oversized mounting plate to reduce the size/quantity of anchors required
- Consider placing a larger plate over the one the comes with the post
- Here is a link to an Application Note with more details about fence anchoring
- For posts that protect equipment against vehicle bumping, see Bollards application below
Bollards Bollards are heavy duty posts, used to prevent vehicular access or to protect structures from being accidentally hit. Bolt-mounted bollards can be installed directly to asphalt using our BoltHold anchors.Recommended anchors
Bike Racks One of the most common applications for our asphalt anchors is for mounting bike racks to asphalt. The suggested anchor is SP10-38.Recommended anchors
RailingInstall railings directly to asphalt. For railings that simply separate a pedestrian walkway from the roadway, you can use our SP10. If the railing need to protect people from falling, we recommend the SP12, SP18 or even the SP58 -- depending on the code requirements for force resistance.Note that often railings are installed at the edge of the asphalt area. We recommend that the railing be installed at least 7" from the edge of the anchors field. Contact the factory 1 973.669.8214 for free support.Recommended anchors
RampsRamps are sloped pathways that provide access between two levels. BoltHold anchors are often used when at least one end of the ramp is resting on asphalt. A common application is when the ramp high level is attached to the building structure, and the lower level is in a parking lot.If the high level is firmly attached to the building concrete structure, use SP10 anchors for the lower level anchoring. If the ramp is free-standing and supported by 4 or more posts, all of which are on asphalt, use the SP12 for a heavy (>300 lbs.) ramp and SP18 for a light weight ramp.Recommended anchors
Road DelineatorsDelineators are vertical markers that guide vehicular traffic by creating a visible lane. A typical application is to separate traffic from crossing over from one lane to another, or to separate vehicles from pedestrians.Delineators are subject to heavy physical abuse from meandering vehicles. Most modern delineators are made from flexible high-visibility plastic, so that they yield but bounce back up if attacked. The forces on the base of the delineators are quite high, and most often epoxy glues are not strong enough to keep the delineators firmly attached for any length of time.
Signage Parking signs, traffic sign and any surface-mounted signs can be secured to asphalt using our BoltHold anchors.
- Use our Sign Calculator to find the least-cost type and number of anchors that will meet the wind force requirements
- Note that sometimes using 2 of the stronger anchors is less expensive than using 4 of the smaller ones
- If using only two anchors, these must be installed diagonally from each other
- If there are only 3 holes in the base plate, use 3 of the anchor size where 2 would do. The reason is that with 3 hole bases, the holes are 120 degrees apart and you can not install them diagonally.
- Plastic or rubber speed bumps and speed humps are used for traffic calming in private streets, parking lots and access roads.
- Speed humps are shallower and wider (in the direction of travel) than speed bumps.
- The SP18 is the recommended anchor for this application.
- For tough applications where continuous trucking traffic pounds the bumps, use our SP58 anchors.
- For more details follow our blog entry .
Wheel Stop Also known as Parking Stop, these stops protect the car and objects behind the stop from being damaged if the car is driven too close. These wheel stops are often secured to the roadway with simple rebar rods. The rebars fails quickly as they depend on friction with the asphalt, but the asphalt compresses away from the rebar and loses it holding ability. Use SP18 for mild abuse application. Use SP58 for heavy duty applications.
Shopping Cart CorralsShopping cart corrals are mostly installed in parking lots. After at least one person was gravely injured during a windstorm that hurled a shopping corral, some major grocery chains started tying the corrals down using our BoltHold anchors.We recommend using the SP10 for areas with moderate (50mph) wind gusts or SP12 for areas where winds up to 70 mph are expected. Over 70 mph consider using the SP18 anchors.Always consult a professional engineer.Recommended anchors
Outdoor Furniture Outdoor furniture, such as benches, tables, multi-seated benches, and charging stations, can all be installed directly to asphalt. This is a significant cost and time saving over the replacement of asphalt with poured concrete, then installing expansion anchors in the cured concrete, and finally installing the furniture. The furniture can be readily removed or replaced by simply unbolting it from the anchors.Our anchors are used in hundreds of furniture installations in the public sector and in private facilities and parks.
Carports Carport anchoring is a popular application for our anchors. We have developed a special calculator that will guide you as to the type and number of anchors required for each post of the carport. The information below is a general guide. We recommend that you consult the calculator to find the lowest cost solution that meets the wind resistance requirements in your area.Recommended anchors
SHEDS and GREENHOUSES Attach small or large shed and greenhouses to asphalt -- fast and reliable. See our Shed Calculator to select the least cost solution to meet any wind requirements.Recommended anchors
Storage Racks BoltHold asphalt anchors have been used to secure industrial storage racks against earthquakes and against accidental bumping by forklifts. As a rule, lighter shelving needs heavier anchors, because the weight of the shelving provide by itself resistance against accidental bumping. For earthquake protection the heavier anchors will likely perform better. Please consult a professional engineer when attempting to meet local safety codes.
- Shelving must be stable with and without the merchandize on it.
- Shelf vertical posts must have heavy duty mounting plates on the bottom.
- The plates distribute the weight over a larger area of the asphalt to prevent sinking.
- Anchors must be installed under the mounting plates.
- Use SP18 or SP58. The SP10 or SP12 bolts do not have adequate shear capacity.
Scaffolding Our anchors are used to secure scaffolding for the duration of a construction project. The model of the anchor needs to be specified by the project engineer as it depends on numerous factors, specific to each project. We would recommend using at least the SP12, and preferably the SP18.Recommended anchors
Rolling Gates Use SP10 anchors to directly secure the V channel that guides the gate rollers to asphalt.Recommended anchors
Ice Hockey Rink Recreational Ice Hockey rinks are often assembled over asphalt parking areas. The wall surrounding the rink is typically 4 feet high and is called the Boards. The boards need to resist player crashing into them. Our anchors have been used successfully to secure the brackets supporting the Boards. And once the season is over, the installation can be disassembled. The anchors stay in the asphalt, flush with the surface, and can be reused next season. To protect the thread of the anchors when not in use, use our ThreadGuard plastic snaps.