What is a headed anchor bolt?
A headed anchor bolt is a rod that is heated on one end and then forged into a hex, heavy hex, or square shape. The headed end will be embedded in the concrete foundation, while the opposite end is threaded and will project from the concrete. A nut will be assembled to the threaded end in order to anchor structural steel building columns, light poles, bridge rail, substation structures, and many other structural steel components.
What isn’t a headed anchor bolt?
A threaded rod with a nut that is affixed to the embedded end should not be confused with a headed anchor bolt. Headed anchor bolts have numerous advantages over rods with welded nuts as we will explore in the technical section of this website.