About Us ...
Back to Basics has been conducting business in Southern California since 1987, from the late 80's and into the early 90's, Back to Basics conducted business under the name of Back to Basics Home Modifications and Repairs. Back to Basics Home Modifications and Repairs did custom home modifications for the elderly and the physically challenged, specializing in bathroom access and remodeling. During that time, our team continued to see a growing need for a safe and secure way to install grab bars into fiberglass showers or tub enclosures.
During the first few years of the 90's, our team of installers and designers decided to look into a safe, secure and cost effective way to install a grab bar into a fiberglass shower or tub enclosure. For the next three years we continued with ideas, prototypes, and a lot of testing until we came up with a mounting bracket that could be installed into a fiberglass shower or tub enclosure while meeting or exceeding standard US building codes along with the Canadian Building Codes. In 1993 the decision was made on the basic design and installation process. We contacted a mechanical engineer and talked about the design and material recommendations and upon final decision the patent process began.
The patent process took until the mid 90's. The next choice was to come up with a name for the product. What better name then "The Solid Mount™"? It represents what the product truly is, it is a Safe, Solid and Cost Effective way to install grab bars into Fiberglass showers and tub enclosures. During this time we also choose to put all our effort into the manufacturing and marketing of The Solid Mount™. We changed our name from Back to Basics Home Modifications and Repairs to Back to Basics .
The Solid Mount
only uses 14 parts to create the strongest mounting bracket made for fiberglass enclosures.
We start with 6000psi Material that heart of the Solid Mount is made from, then it is attached to the stud of your home using a 5/16" dia. lag bolt. The grab-bar is then mounted to the Solid Mount with 6 Specialty screws
How it Works
The Solid Mount is the strongest mounting bracket ever designed for use in fiberglass showers and tubs. This is due to the way they are mounted the Solid Mount attaches directly to the stud (2x4) in the wall that is already there. It uses 14 parts to create the strongest mounting bracket made for fiberglass enclosures. We use a 6000psi Material that the heart of the Solid Mount is made from. After making some simple adjustments the threaded bracket is attached to the stud of your home using a 5/16" dia. lag bolts along with a stainless steel washer. The next piece is the mounting cup made from the same 6000 psi. material little silicone around the hole in the wall and thread on the mounting plate this step seals the shower. Now install the second bracket the same way once that is done the bar is ready to mount. Mounting the bar is done by using the supplied screws they are a specialty screw designed for this application. That is just a quick walk though of the installation process you can down load the instruction sheet from here.
The Solid Mount is the only Mounting Bracket designed specifically for installing grab-bars into fiberglass Showers and Tubs. Exceeding all UBC (Universal Building Codes) and Canadian specifications, plus with an install time of just about 1 hour no wall damage or patching required. Most fiberglass showers and tubs only take 1 - 2 sets. Most people like to add one bar on the end wall to hold on to when they get in and out of and one on the back (long wall in shower) to hold onto during use of the shower. The Solid Mount is the strongest mounting bracket ever designed for use in fiberglass showers and tubs. This is due to the way they are mounted the Solid Mount attaches directly to the stud (2x4) in the wall that is already there