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Old 10-28-2019, 01:36 PM
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I'm thinking about purchasing a safe but am concerned about the effects on my basement floor. Has anyone experienced any cracking in their floor over time due to having a 1000+ lb safe in their basement?
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Old 10-28-2019, 08:35 PM
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For sake of discussion, let's say the safe's foot print measures 3 feet by 2 feet. That equates to six square feet. divide 1,000 pounds (the weight of the safe) by 6. The result is 166.7 pounds per square foot. Should not be an issue.

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Old 10-29-2019, 09:22 AM
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Do you worry about your refrigerator on a wooden floor? Same thing applies as the last gentleman who wrote. There is no way a safe is going to hurt your concrete floor. One word of device though is no matter how heavy it is invest in a hammer drill and sleeve bolts to bolt your safe to the floor. A determined bunch of thieves will try to remove the safe from your home in order to work on it some place they feel is secure. Best of luck!
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Old 10-29-2019, 02:45 PM
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A 1000 lb safe shouldn't cause any foundation issues. Rather, any issues revealing themselves were most likely already present and are just revealing themselves.
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Old 10-29-2019, 03:22 PM
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Many safe's are not a 1,000 lbs.
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Old 10-30-2019, 12:23 AM
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Many safe's are not a 1,000 lbs.
If it is of any significant size it will actually weigh more than that or it's not worthy of being called a safe in the first place. If it doesn't weigh much that should tell you something.
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Old 12-30-2019, 09:12 PM
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Its a basement concrete floor right ?
1000 lbs should be a piece of cake.
Our 4000 lb Amsec has been on our slab foundation for years.
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Old 12-30-2019, 11:25 PM
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I'm thinking about purchasing a safe but am concerned about the effects on my basement floor. Has anyone experienced any cracking in their floor over time due to having a 1000+ lb safe in their basement?
That basement floor would be no different than a garage slab that you could park a 10,000# truck on.
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If your concerned about your floors thickness -- get the longest thinnest concrete bit Home Depot sells --- then plug the test hole up --

6" should be good --

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A 4” slab will withstand a 1000 lbs with out a problem. The cracks may be due to other causes.
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