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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STEP 1: Bolt or anchor removal

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.

STEP 2: Hole repair

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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tornillos suelo reparado

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: