Fluted nails offer an additional layer of reinforcement when connecting wood to concrete. The purposeful fluting produces a mechanical grab between the wood and concrete that allows for more powerful adherence.
Steel nails that have been galvanized to repel corrosion come in many shapes and sizes, such as the popular 3/8 inch diameter, 3 inch long fluted nail.
Before using the fluted nail, you must pre-drill a pilot hole through both the wood and concrete. The hole should be just wee bit narrower than the circumference of the nail. Slip it into the small gap and give it a few gentle taps with the hammer. Finally, employ a hammer or mechanical tool to drive the nail into place, flush to the wood surface.
Perfect for joining wood and concrete, fluted nails can offer superior holding power thanks to their flutes providing a mechanical connection between both materials. Ranging in sizes and heights, these nails are made of carbon steel with a galvanized layer to protect against corrosion.