Storm Shelters Ardmore
If you’re considering the purchase of a storm shelter in Ardmore, the FlatSafe Storm Shelter might be exactly what you’re looking for. This patented (#7428800) advanced new product is an underground storm shelter meant for usage in your home’s garage. Providing beyond F5 protection, it may be installed in an existing home and optimize the floor space beneath your car.
Whether you select our HDPE storm shelter or one of our steel shelters, we GUARANTEE that it won’t ever float. FlatSafe storm Shelters are back-filled 100% with ready-mix concrete (NOT dirt) to counteract buoyancy and flotation of the installed shelter. Our Ardmore storm shelter installation contractors will handle the entire process of installation from beginning to end.
Each of our shelter options provides its own advantages. Not sure on which tornado shelter is right for your house and budget? Contact our dedicated storm shelter experts today at (866) 520-FLAT or continue reading to find out more about our innovative shelter designs.
We Sell And Install Three Varieties of Storm Shelters in Ardmore
• High-Density Polyethylene Storm Shelters
High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Shelters offer rust proof, waterproof, durable, long-lasting storm shelters ─ resistant to environmental stress and mechanical damage. With a 50-year guarantee, HDPE is an engineered polymer…a polyethylene thermoplastic made with a mold. High-Density Polyethylene is also commonly used for: boat lifts and personal watercraft docks, plastic bottles, jugs, food containers, storage totes, underground piping and culverts, plastic lumber and decking, cutting boards, auto parts, toys, etc.. It is the ultimate in Corrosion Protection.
• Hot Dip Galvanized Storm Shelters
Our Hot Dip Galvanized storm shelters are made of 10 gauge sheet metal and leak tested ─ providing protection against corrosion and rust for a long-lasting, maintenance free storm shelter. With a 50 year guarantee Hot Dip Galvanizing is the process of dipping fabricated steel into a kettle or vat containing molten zinc. While the steel is in the pot, the iron in the steel metallurgically reacts with the molten zinc to form a tightly-bonded alloy coating that offers superior corrosion protection to steel. Using zinc to protect steel from corrosion (hot-dip galvanizing) is a 150-year-old practice! Our Galvanized FlatSafe storm shelter is made of 10 gauge sheet metal. All welds are leak-tested to ensure they won’t allow ground water to seep into the shelter. Following the protector is fabricated, the unit is Hot-Dip Galvanized to protect your investment for an expected 50+ years.
• Coal Tar Epoxy Storm Shelters
Coal Tar Epoxy is a heavy duty, high build protective coating which has high strength, is resistant to most corrosive reagents, and is excellent at sealing out moisture. It is widely used in industrial and marine environments. It’s primarily applied to steel to protect it from corrosion and rust. It is frequently seen on steel vessel hulls, underground water and petroleum tanks and pipelines, offshore oil rigs, and dam gates. Our Coal Tar Epoxy underground storm shelter is made of 10 gauge sheet metal. All welds are leak-tested to ensure they won’t allow ground water to seep into the shelter. Following the shelter is fabricated, we apply a thick coating of Coal Tar Epoxy to the exterior of the shelter. The Coal Tar Epoxy bonds to the steel and serves to protect the exterior of the steel shelter from rust and corrosion. The inside of the storm shelter is painted with red oxide primer paint to protect the steel on the interior from corrosion and rust.
Flat Safe Storm Shelters
According to a National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) Evaluator, Dr. James McDonald, a Professional Engineer, “The FlatSafe Storm Shelter layouts are well documented and well thought out”.
Dr. McDonald also mentioned, “The attention to detail is commendable”. In addition to the decisions of an NSSA evaluator, Larry Tanner, a Professional Engineer and Research Associate at Texas Tech University, stated; “The Wind Engineering Research Center at Texas Tech University applauds your company’s efforts in providing a safe product for the consumer”.
All of our Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System
All of our underground storm shelters that we install and sell in Ardmore come with our patented single piece lid system. The lid is 1/4″ thick steel plate with additional structural tubing to give additional strength. The single-piece lid is bigger than the frame of the saferoom opening and sits over the frame, not down within the frame. Our lid system is MUCH stronger than the typical 2-piece lid system provided by everybody else and provides more than adequate ventilation to the occupants.
Contact our dedicated specialists today at (866) 520-FLAT to find out more about the installation of our storm shelters in your Ardmore home.