How to Anchor a Bolt on a Brick Wall

Updated February 21, 2017

Mounting items to a brick wall requires different tools and equipment than mounting something on drywall. Because of the density of the brick and the difficulty to repair it if you make a mistake, take your time when you need to mount items on a brick wall. One of the most secure options when you need to hang something on a brick wall is a concrete bolt. For added security, look for a concrete sleeve anchor that the concrete bolt can sit in.

Turn your drill onto its fastest setting. Faster speeds help you obtain the power necessary so you can drill into the brick.

Drill a pilot hole that's approximately the same size as your concrete sleeve anchor.

Hammer your concrete sleeve anchor in the pilot hole you drilled. Hammer it in until the lip on the end is flush against the brick wall.

Rotate the nut to the left to remove it from the threaded stem of the bolt. To put the nut back on the bolt, place it on the end of the threading and turn it right. You can use a wrench for added power to secure the nut as tightly as possible.


While you can use a regular drill, a hammer drill pulsates to make it easier when you need to drill in concrete or brick.

Things You'll Need

  • Drill
  • Concrete drill bit
  • Hammer
  • Concrete sleeve anchor
  • Wrench
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