Masonry nails don't drive into wood or other softer building materials, and to move it into brick or concrete, requires a special hammer, not to mention a lot more force. Made from specially hardened steel, these nails are tapered all across the shank. They need to go at least 3/4" into the surface for a stable hold. Masonry nails must not be confused with concrete nails, which have fluted shafts that sink better into the concrete. Masonry nails are less expensive than concrete nails; they also don't bend or break as easily. However, these types of nails should not be pushed directly into brick. Instead, it needs to be pushed into the masonry joints between the bricks. Hammering directly into brick may cause the brick to crack or break altogether.
Although masonry nails might not be as familiar, they come in a variety and are available in our store. Our Forgefix Don Quichotte Medium Gauge Nail has an exceptionally sharp point for quicker application, plus a zinc galvanised finish for longer-lasting strength.
For an extra touch, the Timco Masonry Washered Nails have the same driving power and zinc-coated shaft but also have a washer to spread driving pressure. Browse through our range and select the right one based on your requirement.