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dutchslab
spring spike vs concrete anchor + screw
dutchslab

I saw this helpful video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i48Tdi4H1TY on how to frame out a basement, and was wondering what the conventional wisdom is around spring spikes vs concrete anchor + screw.

When to use one vs the other?  Advantages/disadvantages, etc.  Thanks!

Clarence
Re: spring spike vs concrete anchor + screw
Clarence

 I was required to do a pullout test on one of my jobs. The Spring Spike Failed all other products used. the next one to fail after the spike was the drive pin anchor. The top rated anchor for my test was the Tapcon Screw it exceeded all others by about 300 lbs. pull.

dutchslab
Re: spring spike vs concrete anchor + screw
dutchslab

Thank you Clarence!

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