If you are fixing your concrete wall and would love to attach wood in it but you don’t have a drill, there’s another way! There are two methods that can be considered in attaching wood and concrete without the presence of a drill. They are also easy to do. So now, in this article, I will show you the things needed, its advantages and disadvantages, and also, the guidelines on how to use it.
There are different methods that can be done to attach wood into concrete without using a drill:
You just need a Sledgehammer and a concrete nail
The first thing that you must do is attach your wood to concrete. Make sure that it is steady to avoid mistakes.
When hitting the wood and concrete, make sure that it is steady and is not easily moved so the nails won’t crack the concrete and wood.
Tips: it is advisable to use sledgehammer instead of the heavy-duty regular hammer because nails are often made from steel. Using harmer that has steel hardened tips may cause sparks when you hammered it.
There is a device that can be used to quickly finish this task. Air-powered nail guns may help you. Just be knowledgeable and careful about using this to avoid an accident. Though this may also be a good choice, check your concrete first. Not all concrete can bear the power of this device. Cracks may occur if the concrete is too brittle.
In doing this method, a problem may occur as well. For concrete, cracks may appear from the concrete. The cause may be because you hammered it lousy or you hit the nail in the wrong angle.
If you have a problem with not hitting the nail into concrete hard enough, the possible solution can be using the nail gun. However, that may still depend on how much strength your concrete can bear.
- Epoxy glue- made specifically for applying wood to concrete
Since epoxy glue is made specifically for wood, it has a strong capacity to stick with the concrete. Epoxy glue can be used as a construction adhesive and is proven and tested by many.
Make sure that both are dry and clean. Before spreading the glue on the wood, make sure that the dirt, particles, and debris are removed.
Now, spread the glue and stick the wood and concrete together. Make sure that you put it properly. You do not want to repeat and waste materials, right?
Use a clamp to stick it together until it was completely dry. Of course, you need to put pressure on the wood so it will bond properly on the concrete.
In doing this method, a problem may occur as well. Problems like a slight curve on the board, whereas glue will not stick and may probably be the cause of the whole board to come off.
Of course, in every problem, there is a solution. There are two solutions to this.
First, use a much better adhesive that is made for bonding wood and concrete.
Second, cut the wood into fragments then stick it. This may also help with making your board lightweight.
- Use both nails and glue on concrete
Combining the two methods can be an excellent idea. In doing this, you just have to follow both of the steps.
First, apply the glue and bond it with the concrete.
Second, nail the wood in the concrete. Because of the glue, the wood is much steady, and you will have access to doing it at the right angle.
That is all that you need to know! It is easy as drilling the only difference is that, this is much more affordable because you won’t have to buy a drill. Just make sure to be careful all the time and of course, know what your concrete can handle to avoid cracks and breaks.