How / Why?

The Vortabrush

(USPTO #9,429,873 B2) – The Vortabrush provides optimal cleaning of both dry and wet holes drilled in masonry or concrete.  Vortabrush accomplishes both the brushing and blowing process as required by all anchor and epoxy manufacturers in their ESR approved installation requirements. By doing this in one step, taking 5-10 seconds per hole, this novel invention saves substantial cleaning time.

By cleaning the hole thoroughly every time, Vortabrush also contributes toward the overall anchor performance and maximum design strength.  Every person on the job site will be able to clean the holes as good as the next.

How does it work?

Using the Vortabrush Concrete Hole Cleaning System

Why do I need the Vortabrush Concrete Hole Cleaning System?

Whether you are a concrete contractor in residential, commercial or industrial construction, your job can have hundreds of drilled concrete holes.  Per code requirements, each and every hole must be completely free of debris in order maintain maximum holding power of epoxy and driven anchors.

Until now, this took a minimum of 3-5 steps using brushes, forced air and/or water to achieve desired results.   Now there’s the Vortabrush, doing the job better in 1 easy step!

Maximize Anchor Hold-Down

  • Wet hole cleaning, allowing placement of epoxy that is approved for installation in damp holes.
  • Why is cleaning holes before installing anchors required?  See–“The Effects of Hole Cleaning on Post-Installed Anchor Systems in Concrete” for the testing results of this fact.
  • Double the holding capacity of anchors by thoroughly cleaning the hole in concrete or masonry prior to placing the epoxy.

Save Time & Money

  • Thoroughly cleans and prepares concrete holes up to 300% faster than traditional cleaning methods