How to Attach Wood to Concrete or Brick Without Drilling
A common question asked by people doing construction work is how to attach wood to concrete or brick without drilling? Using Adiseal adhesive will provide a strong, flexible, waterproof and durable bond between wood to concrete or wood to brick. Adiseal outperforms other adhesives and has been proven to be the strongest adhesive in an independent adhesive strength test.
Sticking wood to concrete or brick with adhesive
Sticking wood to concrete or brick with adhesive
- Surface preparation
Thoroughly clean both the wood and concrete or brick. We recommend using a fine brush like a painting brush to remove fine dust from concrete or brick.
- Apply adhesive
Apply the adhesive to either surface. Covering as much surface area as possible will create a better adhesive bond but do not apply too much otherwise excess adhesive can squeeze out when pushing the wood to the concrete or brick.
- Join wood to concrete or brick
Firmly press the wood to the concrete or brick. Remove any excess adhesive that may squeeze out of the sides.
- Temporary supports (if required)
Adhesives usually take time to cure and reach full bond strength. If the wood starts to move away from the concrete or brick during this curing time, use temporary supports to hold it in place until the adhesive cures.
- Final check
After the adhesive has fully cured, remove the temporary supports and check the bond is secure before putting any stress on it.
Tip: Wood can bend in shape by absorbing moisture in the air. Before attempting to attach the wood to concrete or brick, let the wood acclimatize to the environment by leaving it exposed to the air for a while.
Best Adhesive Strength Test
Ultimate Handyman conducted thorough adhesive strength tests by applying various products between wood and metal surfaces. After allowing curing time, each adhesive underwent pressure via a hydraulic ram to test its breaking point.
Adiseal stood out as the strongest adhesive, surpassing its closest competitor’s strength by over three times. Its exceptional strength caused the screws of the test rig to nearly rip out before the bond could break, leading to the test’s premature end.
Adiseal impressively withstood significant pressure of over 3123 psi in the bond strength test between hardwood and metal. In contrast, other product bonds failed at pressures of 1115 psi or lower. The graphic representation below clearly displays Adiseal’s superior performance, solidifying its position as the top adhesive.
Best adhesive strength test results table
|Max pressure when adhesive bond broke (psi)
|3123 + psi
|Loctite PL Premium
|Gorilla Grab Adhesive
|Bond It PU18
|Bond It Save Nails
“That is actually unbelievable!”
Testimonials & some comments on the: Grab adhesive tests 2017, video on YouTube
- That Adiseal is phenomenal!
- That Adiseal is some stuff though, definitely need to get some of that bought!
- I instantly went looking for Adiseal!
- Need to get my hands on some of that to try out.
- Looks like a cracking product.
- Having used the two most expensive brands on numerous occasions, I’ll be trying out the others, especially the Adiseal.
- Adiseal certainly surprised me in this test!
- Fantastic tests. It’s unbelievable that Adiseal test with the hardwood.
Attaching wood to concrete or brick with mechanical fixings
It is also possible to attach wood to brick or concrete with mechanical fixings on their own or together with an adhesive for extra strength. If you need to drill brick, drill concrete or drill wood then our Adiseal Ultimate masonry drill bit (multi-material) drills faster and drills more holes than any other masonry or multi-material drill bit.
Where to buy adhesive to stick wood to brick or concrete
You can also buy our Adiseal Ultimate masonry drill bit from that website.
Frequently asked questions about attaching wood to brick or concrete
Adiseal is a high-performance adhesive that will stick wood to concrete. It will provide a strong, flexible, waterproof and durable bond between wood and concrete. Adiseal has been shown to be the strongest adhesive in an independent adhesive strength test.
Using Adiseal construction adhesive to attach items to concrete will produce a high-strength, flexible, waterproof and highly durable adhesive bond.
Adiseal has been shown to be the strongest adhesive in an independent adhesive strength test. On top of the superior bond strength, Adiseal also provides a flexible, waterproof and highly durable bond making it the best glue for wood to masonry.
In the UK, Adiseal was tested in an independent adhesive strength. Adiseal was found to be over 3 times stronger than the next best adhesive making Adiseal the best adhesive for wood to concrete in the UK. As well as the adhesive bond strength, Adiseal will also produce a flexible, waterproof and durable bond between wood to concrete.
Using Adiseal to glue solid wood to concrete will provide a high-strength, waterproof, durable and flexible bond.
When sticking wood to brick with an adhesive, Adiseal has been shown to be the strongest adhesive in an independent adhesive strength test. It will provide a strong, flexible, waterproof and durable adhesive bond between wood to brick.