How To Mount A Flag Pole Holder on Brick or Concrete

April 08, 2019

How To Mount A Flag Pole Holder on Brick or Concrete

Mounting to Brick or Concrete

 

When you want to mount your flag pole holder on your brick home, or someplace else with brick or cement, you need to follow a few different steps.

The flag pole bracket you got from bbi Flags comes with three screws and three anchors. While these work great in wood and drywall, they do not work as well in brick or concrete. For that you will want to use special masonry screws. 

At bbi Flags, we find the screw that works best is a brand called Tapcon®. These screws are designed to work without the anchor, which makes it easier to install. When you use an anchor, sometimes water can get in and cause issues with freezing weather.



What You Need:
  • Three Tapcon® Screw – (These are special heavy duty concrete screw anchors and are available at any hardware or home improvement store) at least 3/16'' x 1-1/4''
  • Masonry Drill bit – check the package for the screws as it will tell you what size bit to use.
  • Drill
  • Pen or Marker
  • Blowout bulb, air compressor or shop vac

Steps:

  1. Place the bracket, with the flag pole attached, up against the side of the brick house in the general location you want to install it. By having the flag pole in the bracket, you can see where the pole and flag are going to be.
  2. Move the assembly around until you find a location that works. Check to ensure the pole isn't sticking out into an area that will cause the flag to hang up on an object or landscaping, such as a down spout, outdoor light or shrub.
  3. Mark the screw holes of the bracket location with a pen or marker, and then set the bracket aside.
  4. Using your masonry drill bit, drill in the exact center of the marks (hammer drill works best for brick and concrete-red brick can be difficult to drill into).
  5. Blow out the hole, with a blowout bulb, air compressor or shop vac
  6. At that point, simply attach the bracket. Tapcon® screws are extremely strong and slender, so they hold well and are not likely to crack the brick, provided you drill the proper sized holes.

    ****Don't try to use toggle bolts or drop in shields with a Tapcon screw, as they are entirely too wide and can allow water into the holes, that will later freeze, expand and destroy the brick work****





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