/Which fasteners are recommended to anchor the LiveWall system to the building wall?

Which fasteners are recommended to anchor the LiveWall system to the building wall?

The LiveWall system includes furring tracks which provide flexibility in design over a number of different applications. The building wall design and means of fastening LiveWall to the wall system are the responsibility of the local architect and/or structural engineer and installation contractor and must comply with local codes.  The installation contractor will be responsible to select appropriate anchors.

We contacted Fastenal and HILTI for their recommendations for various types of wall structures, and compiled them below (based on 18 pounds per square foot).  Contact your preferred anchor manufacturer to confirm suitability for your application.  Please note that adhesives should not be used.

Wall Material Fastener Type Size Pilot Hole MFG/ Vendor Part
Brick Torx Hex Washer Head Screw Anchor 1/4″ x 1-3/4″ 1/4″ HILTI KWIK-CON II+1/4″ x 1-3/4″ THWH St Steel
ITW Red Head Tapcon Screw Anchor 1/4″ x 1-3/4″ 1/4″ Fastenal 0131211 1/4″ x 1-3/4″ Hex Washer, Hex Drive, St Steel
CMU Torx Hex Washer Head Screw Anchor 1/4″ x 1-3/4″ 1/4″ HILTI KWIK-CON II+1/4″ x 1-3/4″ THWH St Steel
ITW Red Head Tapcon Screw Anchor 1/4″ x 1-3/4″ 1/4″ Fastenal 0131211 1/4″ x 1-3/4″ Hex Washer, Hex Drive, St Steel
Mortar Joints Not Recommended
Poured Walls Torx Hex Washer Head Screw Anchor 1/4″ x 1-3/4″ 1/4″ HILTI KWIK-CON II+1/4″ x 1-3/4″ THWH St Steel
ITW Red Head Tapcon Screw Anchor 1/4″ x 1-3/4″ 1/4″ Fastenal 0131211 1/4″ x 1-3/4″ Hex Washer, Hex Drive, St Steel
Steel Studs Ballistic Point, Single Fastener 0.157-1″ N/A HILTI X-U 27 P8 TH

Metal “Tophat” & 8mm Plastic

Aluminum Studs Ballistic Point, Single Fastener 0.157-1″ N/A HILTI X-U 27 P8 TH

Metal “Tophat” & 8mm Plastic

Wooden Studs Torx Hex Washer Head Screw Anchor 1/4″ x 1-1/4″ 1/4″ HILTI KWIK-CON II+1/4″ x 1-1/4″ THWH St Steel
ITW Red Head Tapcon Screw Anchor 1/4″ x 1-1/4″ 1/4″ Fastenal 0131211 1/4″ x 1-1/4″ Hex Washer, Hex Drive, St Steel
EIFS Varies, fasten through Exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS) to structure below.
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