An underfloor safe is nothing but a steel box which comes with a safe door attached at the top. As the body cannot provide much protection as a whole that is why it is installed in concrete to make it more secure. An underfloor safe cannot be noticed immediately unless you look for it because it is well hidden somewhere.
In contrast to floorboard luxury safes, an underfloor safe is ideal for the purpose of insurance as it has been kept properly secured by being encased in concrete. These underfloor luxury safes are obtainable with either a larger rectangular lid or with a very secure round screw-in door to make a huge spectrum of valuables to be stored.
Installation of Underfloor Safe
At this section, you will know about the steps of installing underfloor safe into the concrete. The entire body of an underfloor safe should be sunk into concrete on a suitable and existing solid floor (timber or concrete). In order to install one of theseluxury safes, the ground should be dug well to make sufficient depth if a cavity is already not present. The door of the safe must sit on the level of the floor.
It is important to remember that safes should not be secured with a standard concrete mix and every manufacturer would have recommendations for the mix that would be good for securing the safe. It is better to hire a professional builder to install the safe correctly as failure to this particular activity can invalidate any insurance.
If the underfloor safe is to be fitted on a floor and there is enough void beneath, shuttering could be constructed with concrete poured around it to form a box that the safe sits in. With the help of shutters, it is also possible to build an above-ground box which has the same effect.
- Safeguard safe from any cement and sand entering through neck
- Always keep the safe clean by removing the door
- Make sure no cables, drains, pipes are placed underneath this area
- Take off the floor covering to view concrete floor
- Excavate away at least 75 mm deeper than the height of safe
- Install a damp-proof membrane to avoid corrosion from water damage
- Mark out section at least 150 mm broader than the footprint of safe
- Install mesh if needed
- Prior to filling the base of the hole, add water resisting additive with 100 mm of concrete mix
- Place safe down into the dug hole until safe get leveled with the ground surface
- While filling with a mix, check safe is level
- Do not use or disturb safe within seven days of installation