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Removal of anchors and screws in concrete

To avoid possible accidents, it is essential to remove screws and anchors from concrete floors in all possible areas.


We work carefully on removing industrial screws and anchors from concrete floors. This is a preliminary step before carrying out our BECOSAN® treatment to harden and seal the floor and prevent future damage.


Industrial and commercial facilities often require require storage shelves, heavy production machinery and movable elements to be securely fixed to the floor.

If it is necessary to repurpose, renovate or modify the working area, or if there is even the possibility of selling an industrial building, all the elements installed in it must be dismantled.

This will result in many bolts and anchors left in the floor. These are unsightly and are a potential safety issue as a person could be injured or a tyre punctured if left as they are.

Therefore, it is essential to undertake the correct repair of these defects before starting any renovation works or the transfer of the property to a new owner or tenant.

At BECOSAN we follow a simple two step process to the removal of bolts and anchors.

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Often a bolt can be removed simply by unscrewing it.

Protruding anchors may be removed using and angle grinder of a ©Boltbreaker. Any protruding metal may be pounded into the concrete using a heavy hammer.

A steel anchor is stubborn and its removal will usually cause damage to the concrete floor. At the very least, it will leave a hole.


The sealing of the hole consists of milling, cleaning and sealing with adherent filling materials; usually polyurethane based mortars are used to guarantee a degree of flexibility in the repair.

When the bolt and anchor removal process is complete we recommend treating your floor to a complete treatment with the BECOSAN System leaving your floor shiny and new ready for many more years of wear and tear.

Call us if you have a damaged floor that needs renovating.

Repaired floors WITHOUT anchors

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Floors WITH anchors

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In particular, when renovation work is started in warehouses or logistics centres, all anchors and screws are usually removed. Then we proceed with the with repairs of holes and cracks.

When the floor is fully repaired the BECOSAN® treatment is carried out to reduce the amount of dust, minimize the absorption of liquids and make the floor ready for the installation of new shelves or other industrial equipment.

The are various reasons why an owner or company decides to remove the anchors and screws from an industrial floor, for example:

The removal of screws and anchors from a concrete floor are common tasks in the renovation of industrial buildings.

Special care must be taken when removing them, as poorly executed work can damage the concrete, causing significant repair costs.


Industrial building offer a lot of space. This is normally occupied by industrial shelving and production machinery.

The floor is generally made of reinforced concrete, whether in warehouses, logistics spaces or production plants.

From time to time, changes in usage or distribution of work areas often occur. These changes affect both the present equipment and the way it is fixed to the floor.

In most cases screws and anchors are used, as they are very easy to install. Even their future removal is not a big problem.

Space for traffic of vehicles and employees must be generous. It is important to secure the structures and maintain safe distances for the movement of vehicles and people.


It is not only necessary to use anchors and screws to fix industrial shelves and machinery, but they also offer several functional and aesthetic advantages.

In order to clarify what the main benefits are, we have compiled below those we consider most relevant.

Economic advantages

They are an economical option for fixing industrial shelves, compared to other methods for fixing shelves and supports.

No expensive tools or components are required for the installation of shelves or machinery.

In addition, by fixing the machinery to the floor, the noise generated by its vibrations is considerably reduced, improving the working environment.

Easy to install and remove

Installation shelves and machinery by bolting them to the floor is fast and easy.

Both fixing and removing anchors and screws in concrete floors are considered procedures that are not very complicated to perform.

In addition, no complex equipment or experienced workforce is required.

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Earthquake resistant

One of the main concerns in areas where there is a risk of earthquakes, is the correct storage of heavy products and materials stored on shelves at great heights.

In the event of an earthquake, products found at heights of more than ten metres can cause the structure to swing, with the consequent danger to the safety of the installation.

Having good screws and anchors in these structures helps to better resist earthquakes and allows the structures we have in our industrial buildings to withstand horizontal movements.


Anchoring of industrial shelves: industrial shelves are created to support a large weight, sometimes thousands of kilograms, and they usually hold a significant part of the capital invested by the company.

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The larger and more complex the storage system, the more important the safety provided by the screws and anchors in the concrete becomes.

In addition, when a forklift places or removes products from the shelves, it produces a slight movement, which in the long term, may deform or affect the stability of the structures.

Therefore, proper shelves anchoring will redistribute the loads and prevent possible future deformations.

Anchoring of production machinery: frequently the machinery used in factories consists of oscillating motors. This generates vibrations during the operation of such machinery, which are transmitted to other equipment and machinery.

In the long term, these movements can cause major malfunctions and damage.

Therefore, the best way to secure the capital invested in machinery is through the installation of the adequate anchors, which are fixed on concrete bases, located above ground level.