Perhaps you are using a safe box to protect your valuables. And to give extra protection, it should be bolted in a place that will protect your best waterproof and fireproof safe box from theft and other harmful impacts. So you need to choose the right place to install a safe box.
In that case, the best and most commendable way is to bolt down a safe to a floor. You do not have to be experienced in installing a floor safe. You can easily make a secure bolt on the wall by following just a few steps.
However, if you use the wrong method to install it, you may have to re-bolt your safe, which is annoying.
So we will show you step by step the right way on how to install a safe in the floor.
WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE THE INSTALLATION
Most owners feel secure to bolt their home safe boxes to the floor. There are usually two types of safe to attach to the floor, one of which you can easily install the floor or wall with bolts.
And the other is the underfloor safe that has to be installed on the concrete or wood floor. However, you install your safe box on the concrete floor or on a wood floor you need to consider a few general aspects.
At first, you need to select a secure location to install the safe. In that case, choose a hidden floor space that is not easily noticed by anyone.
- Make sure there are no electric cables or pipes under the selected area.
- Also, check the floor strength to carry your safe weight. In this case, you can take the advice of a safe or building manufacturer.
- After choosing the right place, you need to start installing it carefully on the floor.
HOW TO BOLT DOWN A SAFE ON A CONCRETE FLOOR
So, let’s look at How to bolt down the safe on a concrete floor.
I think it will be easier for you to do the work on the concrete floor if you have the necessary tools and follow our guidelines correctly.
What You Need: To complete your task, you need some materials such as Electric Drill, Pencil, Range, Screwdriver.
STEP-1: PLACE THE SAFE BOX IN THE SELECTED LOCATION
Mark the place where you want to bolt the document or gun safe box and then put the safe box. Keep the container in such a way that it does not go beyond your mark.
STEP-2: LOCATE THE HOLES
Most safe boxes have pre-drill mounting holes in the safe floor. So open the box door and locate the holes. These holes may be covered with a plastic that can be easily removed or simply popped.
In this case, if there are no holes in your box, it may be a bit difficult to bolt the box to the floor.
STEP-3: START DRILLING
Fit your drill into the hole in the safe box. And start drilling on the concrete foundation with the help of a robust electronic drill.
In this case, you don’t have to put much pressure on making the hole. Drill in the same way in each of the places identified in the safe box.
Note: If your safe mounting hole is not wide enough to insert the drill, you remove the safe box, and drill into the concrete floor first.
In that case, insert a pencil inside the hole of your safe and mark it. When the marks are made, remove the safe box, and drill the place where you marked with the pencil on the floor first. If the mounting holes are done, set the safe box.
Caution: Wear safety goggles before drilling. You can also wear hearing protection, although there is not much noise when drilling.
STEP-4: CLEAN THE HOLES
After drilling, remove the dust from the concrete floor with the help of a vacuum. Remove all the residue inside and around the hole well.
This will make it easier to bolt into the hole.
STEP-5: BOLT THE SAFE
At this stage, set the safety well in the hole. Make sure that the safe box hole and the floor holes position are in the same row.
You can use anchoring bolts. These bolts do not rust, are hard, and are durable.
After setting the bolt perfectly, Then Use a range to tighten the bolt. This will help to tighten the bolt well in the surrounding concrete walls. Rotate the range until the bolt fits well. You can use a screwdriver to turn the range.
HOW TO INSTALL AN UNDERFLOOR SAFE BOX ON A CONCRETE FLOOR
Our next tutorial is how to install an underfloor home safe box on a concrete floor. The process is simple, but you have to work hard to finish it.
I have mentioned step by step guide how to install a safe in the floor. So let’s see.
What You Need: To complete your task, you need some materials such as Chalk, Tape, Measure tape, Drill (Masonry Drill, and Electric Drill), Shovel.
STEP-1: MARK IN THE SELECTED PLACE
Draw a frame with chalk according to the size of your safe in the selected place. In this case, you take the measure with a measuring tape. Keep your mark 2-3 inches larger in size than the safe box size.
STEP-2: DRILL THE HOLES
To install a security box or Gun Cabinets safely on a concrete floor, you need to drill the hole in the marked area with a robust masonry drill bit machine and an electric drill.
STEP-3: REMOVE THE RESIDUE FROM THE HOLE
You can use a shovel to remove soil from holes in the bottom of your concrete floor. Make holes according to the safe’s height that you will install, and after completing the digging process, clean the spot properly.
STEP-4: APPLY CEMENT MIXTURE
When the hole is ready, spread a few brick pieces in the spot and put a cement layer. As if the safe box can be well kept in the hole. Make sure the place is now fully ready to hold your safe box.
STEP-5: PLACE THE SAFE IN THE HOLE AND TAPE THE TOP
Put your safe box in the hole. And make sure it does not lean to one side. And make sure the hole fits with the height of the safe box.
STEP-6: APPLY TAPE ON TOP AND POUR WITH CEMENT
Once it fits well, tape it to the top of the box; now, all you have to do is apply cement on the empty part around the safe that will fit the safe box well with the hole.
Give it time to dry and after dry well, remove the tape.
Hopefully, by using some suitable tools and following the above steps, now you can bolt down a safe box by yourself nicely and easily.
In this case, you should be careful in choosing the place, and the equipment should be of good quality.
Remember, your safe is heavy, so you don’t carry it alone; take an assistant to complete it. If you are not fully confident, take the help of an experienced person.