One of the most common surfaces that bike racks will be installed on is concrete. Attaching them to concrete is fairly easy, but there are steps to take to ensure that the rack is secure.
The first step in installing your new racks is to determine the surface you’re working with. This will dictate the accessories and tools you will need. Also consider the type of racks you have and the fixing specifications they come with.
So if you have a concrete surface that you want to add racks to, you may be wondering how to install a bike rack in concrete.
Let’s take a look.
How to install a bike rack in concrete
Concrete is considered one of the most secure surfaces to install racks onto, as well as an inexpensive option.
If you are working with an existing concrete surface (rather than an in-ground installation), a surface mount is recommended for the installation. Make sure that the surface is free from debris and you have marked out the best possible spot for installation. You will then drill holes into the concrete and insert anchors in the drill holes. The racks are then secured to the anchors at their base plates, using heavy duty screws and washers.
The base plates on our surface mount racks have three mounting holes each side.
Drilling holes into concrete may require specialty drill bits that can withstand the hard surface. Also ensure that the drill you are using is heavy duty and strong enough for concrete drilling purposes.
If you’re unsure about installing the racks yourself, you can also get professional installers to do it for you. We offer installation services and all of our technicians know the best practices for installing racks onto different surfaces to ensure a quality and secure installation.
The best rack options
Enforcer Group has a range of styles of racks for bicycles. They can either be mounted on the ground or onto a wall.
The racks you choose will depend on where you want them situated. Spaces outside a shopping area or in front of public spaces will likely use ground mounted racks, while smaller spaces like private car parks or business areas will want to optimise space with wall mounted racks.
The surface mount racks are manufactured from heavy duty stainless steel pipe to ensure they are strong and long lasting. This design means that they are well suited to Australian conditions, whether that’s for use inside or outside. Having racks that are weatherproof, safe and secure means that they are built to last. When investing in racks and bike parking accessories, you want to ensure they are built to last. Not only will this be better value for money, but it also guarantees cyclists have a safe and secure place to park their bikes.
Having safe, accessible, and easy to use bike parking encourages cyclists to visit your location and also discourages them from locking their bikes onto property that could be damaged.
Surface mounted racks are perfect for use in indoor and outdoor car parks, such as those at shopping centres or libraries, as well as public and private spaces for bike parking.
Our wall mount racks are manufactured from heavy duty, hot dipped galvanised steel pipe for rust prevention. They are specially designed in Australia for Australian conditions, for both indoor or outdoor locations. The design of the wall racks means that they are weatherproof for all elements, safe, and secure.
Wall mount racks are perfect for smaller areas, as they efficiently use space and move bikes away from cluttering ground space.
Not having designated bike parking can create problems for both cyclists and property owners, as cyclists will have to rely on what’s around to secure their bike to and property owners may have to deal with property damage or hazardous placement of bikes.
Wall mount racks are perfect for indoor and outdoor locations and particularly in areas with limited space. They offer a streamlined option to attach bikes on walls and out of the road of walkways. Private residences and carparks generally favour these efficient and convenient racks.
General requirements for racks
To ensure the best possible outcome when investing in bicycle racks, think about the best practices.
We hope this article has helped answer your questions about how to install a bike rack in concrete. If you have any questions about the racks we offer or our installation services for them, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.