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Old April 27, 2017, 06:26 AM   #26
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The basement should be relatively dry with very little chance of moisture seeping into it, I won't say it can't happen, anything is possible but there shouldn't be any water issues.
As for bolting the safe down, should I bolt it directly to the concrete floor or raise the safe a bit by placing wood or thick rubber mats under each corner before bolting it down for a little air flow under it? Thanks again.
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Old April 27, 2017, 07:32 AM   #27
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Your profile doesn't say where you are located (as that can make a big difference when it comes to basement differences) but I personally don't see a downside to bolting it down with a gap between the safe and the concrete floor. That way, if your concrete does seep moisture it would have a chance to evaporate off before touching your safe.
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Old April 27, 2017, 09:42 AM   #28
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I am in Colorado just south of Denver, pretty dry climate. Never had seepage issues in basements the 30 years I have lived here, hopefully that wont change...
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Old April 27, 2017, 01:45 PM   #29
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That's the kind of thing I would want to consider. I lived in Utah for 4 years and had a similar experience with basements. As long as the builder wasn't a complete idiot, basements there were always dry. On the other hand, I spent almost 30 years in FL where any attempt at a basement would be called an "indoor pool" and during the summer you could hit ground water about 3ft below the ground surface.
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