The Proper Way to Install Pallet Racking Anchors in a Non-Seismic Location

How to Safely and Effectively Install Pallet Racking

Pallet racks are strategically assembled to form a storage system capable of holding load capacities in the tons, making proper anchoring critical for safe, effective use and overall warehouse safety. There are different ways to properly anchor your pallet rack system, but the most common method is by using anchors. In this video, we’ll show you how to install pallet racking in a non-seismic location.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to properly install anchors in a non-seismic location
  • The importance of proper anchoring
  • How to ensure your pallet rack system is safe and effective

Listen to the audio version below!

Transcript for the audio/video

Tracy: This video will be based on the proper way to install pallet racking anchors in a non-seismic location.

Installer: First of all, make sure our rack is on the line. Okay. So our line is straight, and we’re going to drill. Our anchors are four and a quarter. So we’re going to drill just a little bit more so in the future, if it has to be moved, we can drive, take the nut off and drive the anchor down and it won’t stick up out of the concrete.

We’re going to vacuum all the dust out, clean the hole out. Anchor the nuts up far enough so it beads, as deep as it possibly can.

Tracy: One anchor peripheral plate is all that’s required and it could be either on the left side or the right side?

Installer: Exactly.

Tracy: Why would you put them on… Why are there two holes?

Installer: Sometimes you’ll hit rebar in the concrete.

Tracy: Okay.

Installer: Or there might be an air pocket down there. The concrete’s soft. So we get to the other side so we can make sure we’re a good three and three quarters.

Tracy: Okay. What if you hit that concrete sideline, do you have to do anything different? Can you drill on that concrete sideline?

Installer: Yeah. Cause it’s just a little bit, it’s only about not even a quarter inch deep. It’s an expansion joint. So the concrete doesn’t crack.

Tracy: Okay.

Installer: Across warehouse. It’s designed so it lets it separate it. If it’s a sealed, I mean, when they stopped the concrete and started again, it’s going to be fairly deep. You’d have to move the row over one way or the other.

Tracy: You do have to move the row.

Installer: Yes.

Tracy: Okay. Very good.

Installer: Because it’s not going to hold inside the crack, but these are just quarter inch expansion joint cuts.

Tracy: Very good. So the client could install either left or right. Does not matter.

Installer: That’s right.

Tracy: Very good. Thank you.


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