I have tried to install shelves with simple plastic wall anchors. These are Ikea wall shelves with one big metal bracket. The wall is apparently very sandy and I can feel the bracket pulling the anchors and bolts out even with a weak pull of my hand and these shelves are meant for a heavy load.
I can see this post on the subject and I have three questions:
- Why can't I simply use metal sleeve bolts in concrete wall?
- Is there any practical way to find out what is the wall's material? I am not sure if it is blocks, concrete or something else.
- If it is not a concrete wall are the solutions in the link still valid?