The cheapest and simplest method of securing a piece of wood to concrete is by nailing it in place. Obviously you cannot use ordinary nails for this, but there are heavy-shank, hardened nails that will penetrate masonry. There are two types of masonry nails: cut masonry nails and hardened concrete nails.
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Furring is wood strips attached to a concrete wall and used as a base for nailing up wall coverings, such as drywall. Glue alone will secure furring to concrete walls, but it's typically not sufficient in most instances. Proper installations include the use of fasteners and construction adhesive to secure the strips.
Definitely should work out okay with the heavy duty. Just remember to etch the glazing off the concrete steps so the glue has a better adhesion. If you don't want a chemical stripper like the concrete etchants, use a coarse sand paper like P60 or P80 on a disc sander to scuff up the surface. So Liquid Nail is thick so spreading it is, uhm, fun.
Take some 1" oak treads and using adhesive or epoxy and drive screws to secure them to each of the 3 concrete treads. Then, using 1/4" thin finish oak stock, glue the 1/4" to the top surface of the 1" treads. Now you have a mechanical and adhesive bond to the concrete and a glue bond to wood.
QUIKRETE Concrete Bonding Adhesive (No. 9902) permanently bonds new concrete, plaster, and stucco to existing concrete, plaster, and stucco. Eliminates the need for roughing the surface before the application. Exceeds the performance requirements of ASTM C 1059 Type I and II.
Quikrete 1 Gal. Concrete Bonding Adhesive permanently bonds existing concrete, plaster and stucco to new concrete, plaster and stucco. It can be used indoors and outdoors on concrete overlays 1 in. or thicker. ... can this be put on styrofoam molding to get the stucco repair cement mix to stick to the molding? Asked by: diynewbie.
Epoxy Glue - Clear 2 Part Glass and All Purpose Adhesive Repair Kit For Most Plastics, Metals, Stone, Ceramic, Cement, Concrete, Slate, Antique Furniture, Costume Jewelry, Porcelain by Pratley
Use pressure-treated lumber for applications where wood meets concrete. Pressure-treated wood is far more resistant to water damage, and concrete tends to hold moisture. Pressure-treated wood helps create a vapor barrier wherever it is applied.
So, my plan was to use (2) 4x4' 1/2" thick, treated composite boards, laminate the two together using construction adhesive and wood screws. Then I put cement backer board over the wood. Finally, I will tile over the backer board.