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Dealing with Large Pull Forces

Sometimes the loads that an eyebolt needs to carry exceed the capability of any one asphalt anchor.  In that case a simple plate can allow grouping 3 or 4 anchors to share the load safely.
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Here’s How We’re Helping Our Clients Calculate Success

Here’s How We’re Helping Our Clients Calculate Success

As someone who works with contractors and builders, I understand the what it takes to put in even a simple fencepost, particularly when these are mounted into special surface like asphalt. Variables like windspeed, fence type, and people
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Epoxy or Cement Anchoring Grout?

Epoxy or Cement Anchoring Grout?

Grout is a term we use to describe an adhesive that fills the space in the hole between the asphalt and the anchor. Once cured, the grout binds the anchor t...
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How long a Bolt Need I use?

Our BoltHold asphalt anchors feature an internal thread. The thread extends just short of 1 inch inside the anchor. You can thread longer bolts than 1" bec
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When Screws refuse to Unscrew...

When Screws refuse to Unscrew...

Our anchors are, in effect, large nuts that get buried in asphalt. You screw a suitable bolt into the "nut" to secure a device to the anchor and thus to the...
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Asphalt is a solid and a Liquid

Asphalt is a solid and a Liquid

We have come to regard asphalt as a solid, similar to concrete. Some technical publications even use the term "asphalt concrete" to emphasis the ...
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Anchoring Without Moving the equipment

Anchoring Without Moving the equipment

The BoltHold asphalt anchors are designed to be installed flush with the asphalt surface. After installing the anchors, the equipment is placed...
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Anchoring on Concrete

Our BoltHold asphalt anchors can be used on concrete. A typical application is when asphalt has been applied over a concrete layer. Use a 1” drill for SP10 a...
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Anchor Torque Ratings are deceptive

Anchor Torque Ratings are deceptive

Our BoltHold anchors are specified to withstand forces in 3 directions -- pull, shear, and torque. A lot was written about the first two, but a
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Oops..Drilling Asphalt, I Hit a Rock

Oops..Drilling Asphalt, I Hit a Rock

Installing our BoltHold anchors requires drilling a 1” hole in the asphalt and the layers below it. The depth of the hole is 6” or 12” depending on the ...
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How to keep your Shed Grounded

How to keep your Shed Grounded

A popular application for our BoltHold asphalt anchors is to secure carports, garages, sheds, lean-to and similar structures to an asphalt ...
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Using BoltHold to Hold your Tent

Using BoltHold to Hold your Tent

Stall tents are widely used for sales and pop-up stores. Often, these are to be mounted on asphalt parking lots, to be removed a day or two later...
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If you can not drive around it.. Drive over it

If you can not drive around it.. Drive over it

A modern mini-roundabout is a circular intersection where drivers travel counterclockwise around a center island. There are no traffic sign...
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Secure it, else it may go Flying

Secure it, else it may go Flying

Even Porta Potty's can become flying missiles in a good wind. Secure it to the roadway using our Bolthold asphalt anchors. Once the anchors are ...
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Grief-free!

Grief-free!

It is our human nature to first try to solve a problem with known tools. If you are comfortable using expansion anchors to mount devices to...
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New way to Pull-Test an Anchor

New way to Pull-Test an Anchor

The key metric that defines an anchor used to secure structures to asphalt is it pull force resistance. As the innovator in the asphalt anch...
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To Flush or not to Flush?

To Flush or not to Flush?

Our asphalt anchors are to asphalt what mollies are to sheetrock walls -- they provide a female receptacle for screws or bolts, to attach structur...
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Nailing a Nailer to Asphalt

Nailing a Nailer to Asphalt

Sheds, walls and other structures are usually built from the ground up using a 2x4, 2x6 or larger structural lumber nailers as the starting point...
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Anchoring a Shed

Anchoring a Shed

We get many questions about anchoring sheds to asphalt. Here are some of the common answers. Please contact us (1 (973) 669-8214) for ...
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Storage & Pallet racks

Storage & Pallet racks

Anchoring Normal and Cantilever Racks to Asphalt "Normal" racks are bound by 4 vertical posts. Cantilever racks have a center wall or...
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Noisy Steel Plates?

Noisy Steel Plates?

With the continuous work on our crumbling infrastructure, steel plates are to the roads what a zipper is to our clothes. The asphalt is removed...
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Anchoring Speed Bumps to Asphalt

Anchoring Speed Bumps to Asphalt

One of the popular applications for our asphalt anchors is to attach plastic or rubber speed bumps to the roadway. As a rule, we recommen...
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Pitfalls of Mounting to Asphalt

Pitfalls of Mounting to Asphalt

Asphalt is not Concrete! Asphalt and concrete have one property in common -- you can drive on either of them. But when it comes to attaching ...
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Tents

Tents

Anchoring Tents to Asphalt We receive calls regularly, asking clarifications whether our anchors can be used to prop up tents into...
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Winter anchoring

Winter anchoring

Anchoring in Winter Anchoring to asphalt during cold winter months requires special measures -- not unlike how we work with concrete in the col...
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