ANCHOR SYSTEMS - HOW TO DESIGN FOR CRACKED CONCRETE

Choosing the right anchor connection for cracked concrete

Concrete can often crack due to age, temperature and loads.

So when you design anchor systems for concrete, it’s important to consider the condition of the concrete you’re working with.
Anchors are particularly affected when concrete cracks, because the cracks in the concrete usually run through where anchors are placed. This can significantly affect anchor resistance.

So at Hilti we’ve developed anchors specifically designed for cracked concrete.

Planning ahead and using anchors, which are specially designed for cracked concrete can help to make structures safe and avoid costly repairs.


HOW TO DESIGN, INSTALL AND CHECK ANCHOR SYSTEMS

Whether you need to fix a small handrail or fasten a façade onto one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers – then at Hilti we offer a wide range of anchor systems to help.

We also offer back up services to help with design, training, onsite testing and consultation – worldwide.
We have more than 60 years experience developing anchors and fastenings.

We’ve designed particularly robust and specialist products, such as:
Our Hilti anchor systems with Hilti SafeSet Technology – which self cleans or eliminates the need for cleaning holes almost entirely.
Our Hilti PROFIS Anchor and Anchor Channel design software – code compliant to make your fastening design easier and quicker.
For more information, contact your local Hilti team for more information. We’re always happy to help onsite, online or on the phone.


HOW TO FASTEN BASE PLATES

All our fastening systems are code compliant and offer a wide range of solutions for concrete and masonry.

They can also be used for non-structural and structural elements in seismic design.

We also offer back up engineering services to help with design, design software, onsite testing and consultation, training, technical data and documentation.

Our anchor systems are all designed to make your build safer and more reliable.

Our Hilti HY200 + HIT Z SafeSet Technology – cuts out the need for manual cleaning of drill holes, saving up to 50% of your installation time.


HOW TO DESIGN ANCHOR SYSTEMS FOR BASE PLATES

When fastening anchors for base plates it’s important to carefully consider:

• Applied forces – including seismic, fatigue, wind
• Base material – whether it’s masonry, cracked concrete or non-cracked concrete
• Distance to edges and spacing
• Attachments
• Corrosion

If you need help with design, you can work with our expert Hilti engineers – contact your local Hilti team for more help.
Or use our Hilti PROFIS Anchor design software:

• It’s up-to-date with the latest codes and regulations
• Includes cast-in place, mechanical and chemical anchors
• Links to our Hilti BIM/CAD library