How to Mount Into a Cinderblock

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Use masonry bits to drill into concrete.
Use masonry bits to drill into concrete. (Image: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Mounts are used to hang a variety of items on a wall. Depending on what you are hanging, the mount or bracket is designed to support items such as a HDTV or picture frame of a specific weight and shape. Adding a mount to a cinder block wall isn't difficult but it does require a specific set of tools to allow you to get through the concrete and stabilize the mounting space.

Things You'll Need

  • Marker
  • Level
  • Tape measure
  • Drill
  • Masonry bit set
  • Turkey baster
  • Masonry anchor
  • Silicon sealant

Measure the area where you want to install the mount. Use a level to make marks that are parallel.

Pick masonry anchors that are designed to support the load of your hanging. Use a masonry bit that matches the size of the anchor needed.

Drill into the cinder block at the locations you marked. Make the holes slightly deeper than the length of the anchor. Compare the depth of the drill bit to the length of the anchor to verify how deep the hole is.

Squeeze a turkey baster into the hole to blow away excess dust. Insert sealant into the drill hole to fill in crevices within the cinder block.

Install the anchor using an appropriate hand tool such as a Philips screwdriver or hand wrench. Next, mount your hanging to the anchor using the brackets included with the item.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wear safety goggles to protect your eyes from concrete fragments and dust.

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