Anchor Bolt Source: General Information

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Anchor bolts are used in a variety of applications, typically to secure structures or equipment to concrete foundations. Usually the anchor bolts are placed and secured in their proper location before the concrete is poured. If the anchor bolts are not secured properly they could move due to the weight and force of the concrete or could be bumped and moved by the concrete installation crew. Often templates are used to hold the anchor bolts in their proper place so that they do no move during concrete pouring and during the curing process.

Typically the quantity, type and diameter of the anchor bolts are determined by local building codes and the engineer on the project. Calculations are made that take into account the type of structure or equipment that is being secured, the seismic zone of the construction site, wind loads and other potential forces on the equipment or structure. Typically it is also determined if the Galvanized anchorbolts will need to be hot dipped galvanized in order to protect them from rust and corrosion.

Galvanized anchor bolts are typically used in exterior or coastal environments where moisture can cause the anchor bolt to corrode and jeopardize the integrity of the anchor bolt. They come in various configurations and are designed and engineered for specific applications. When requesting pricing or ordering anchor bolts it is important to provide information regarding the diameter, length and type of anchor bolt required. The diagram below provide information regarding common anchor bolt designs.

It is also important to provide the number of nuts and washers required with each anchor bolt in order to determine an accurate price.

 

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