Beginning with the 2003 building code specific requirements for mechanical anchors were directly referenced in the code. Then, the 2006 and 2009 versions of the code brought in adhesives as a viable alternative to meet code, provided the products are qualified. Presently, all states but two have some form of adoption of the new code and use of code compliant anchors is now required and there is a legal obligation in virtually all states.
ICC makes it clear that the new code has legal requirements. Don’t let others tell you it doesn’t matter, it’s not required or not in the spec. It applies to the majority of construction applications that anchors are used for today. It applies to jobs constructed today if your state has adopted the ‘03, ‘06 or ‘09 code. The best reference for this is a current, valid, ICC-ES report with compliance to the current code.
Tanner has partnered with Powers Fasteners to provide the most solutions that are code listed with ICC-ES. Powers has been providing quality anchoring and fastening products for concrete, masonry, and steel for more than 85 years. Powers has code listed products in Category 1 such as Power-Stud+ SD1 Wedge Anchors and our PE1000+ Epoxy which are superior in performance in cracked concrete as validated by ICC-ES reports and we don’t offer the same product in a lower grade or non-ICC listed version which we believe would be confusing. You should ask for validation of performance with cracked concrete in an ICC-ES report.
The purpose of this information is to help demystify the new code and help you understand that Tanner is here to help you. By having more products not duplicated by different grades or code approvals your selection of our product should be simple and safe. When it comes to ICC-ES reports we have you covered.