Anchor installation basics

First things first: using the right tool


All PROSOCO anchors require a pilot hole to be drilled before the anchor can go into the wall. In most cases, this is a matter of getting the appropriate size and depth of pilot hole for the specific anchor you will be installing. But when installing an anchor into CMU backup there is another consideration:  which drill will cause the least amount of blowout in the CMU. The best one to use hands-down is the electric hammer drill/3-jaw chuck drill, and this video shows you why. Check out how much more base material is blown out the back of the CMU when using a rotary hammer drill (SDS). This demo makes it plain to see how less blowout means a stronger anchor connection in your wall.

Stitch-Tie: The quick & easy way to secure your masonry


PROSOCO Stitch-Tie helical anchors can save masonry walls of nearly every type and TO a variety of backup materials. This method can stabilize veneers of brick, stone, masonry, or precast concrete that have missing or corroded wall ties. You can use PROSOCO Stitch-Ties to re-anchor the bricks and recreate balance in old walls. Stitch-Ties can be used to tie two to three layers of brick together, a stone wall to a concrete foundation, or even brick to a block foundation. These connections are made securely while also allowing normal thermal movements to occur.


Installing Stitch-Ties into your masonry wall is easy.

Install with heavy-duty spring-loaded setting tool

Install with economy setting tool

For a more robust connection, use high-strength expansion anchors


Sometimes you need to bring in the big guns. That could be because of the condition of the masonry wall, or because of the wind or seismic conditions that the wall needs to hold up to. Our Grip-Tie mechanical repair anchors have dual expansion grips with formidable gripping strength. The anchor does not draw walls together, so it does not introduce additional tension stresses between wythes of material. 

Install Grip-Tie 5100 Series

To make your concrete repairs stronger


When you're repairing crumbled and deteriorating concrete, a Concrete Patch-Tie can make your repair stronger by providing mechanical connection between the existing and new concrete. And it's easy to do! The steps to install a PROSOCO Concrete Patch-Tie are: Step 1) Drill a hole into the concrete where a repair is needed. Step 2) Insert a Concrete Patch-Tie into the drill. Step 3)  Hammer it into the hole with an SDS hammer drill. Now you are ready to continue on and complete your concrete repair.

How to install the Concrete Patch Tie

For new construction, make masonry walls strong from the start.


In our years of working on masonry wall restoration, we have seen LOTS of failed brick ties. It's one of the most common causes of veneer failure. So believe us when we tell you that walls ties are an important part of making a masonry wall last. Our Adjustable Speed Set Veneer Tie is made precisely to eliminate common problems associated with self-tapping anchors such as thread-stripping, questionable clamping force and performance sensitivity to hole size.

How to install the Adjustable Speed Set Veneer Tie