FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Installation in Ardmore
FlatSafe storm shelters were designed to be installed in-garage and underground. With our patented lid system, these storm shelters sit flush to the ground and are usually installed under the parking area of a vehicle.
With our dedicated team of storm shelter installation specialists in Ardmore we’ve perfected the art of the setup. Our distinctive installation process guarantees we’ll be in and out as fast as possible.
Storm Shelter Installation
It’s advised that the FlatSafe Storm Shelter is set up close to the driveway, right in the garage door about a foot in the door. This will make it easier for Ardmore emergency response crews to access the shelter if you become trapped from construction collapse or dropped debris. Having the storm shelter installed near the exterior of the home will also restrict the amount of debris that emergency response crews will need to remove to access the lid of the storm shelter.
Storm Shelter Placement
The option to install the shelter to the left or right side of the garage is at the discretion of the homeowner. There may be a preference depending on the size of the garage, the amount of vehicles parked in it, and availability to the shelter from the interior of the house.
Our installation contractors will arrive and discuss the positioning of the storm shelter with you and identify the precise placement of it before proceeding with installation.
Cutting The Concrete Slab
We use a wet saw to cut the concrete slab. The wet saw offers precision cuts and minimizes dust. As we are cutting the concrete slab we squeegee the garage to eliminate as much water and concrete sand as possible from the garage.
Following the concrete slab is cut and removed, it’s time to bring in the bucket. The bucket is used to remove the dirt from the setup area so that there is an opening to decrease the shelter into. Part of this FlatSafe installation procedure includes removing the dirt and hauling it away to a Ardmore disposal site so that the homeowner isn’t responsible for Disposing of the ground.
Installing The Storm Shelter
After the dirt is removed, the shelter is lowered into the hole and set with concrete. We install 3 unique styles of in-garage underground storm shelters in Ardmore.
Our storm shelters are available for use immediately after the installation. Our storm shelter installation contractors will review all of the shelter features together with the homeowner including lid opening/closing, winch operation, and basic safety tips. Our staff will be available to answer any queries you (the homeowner) might have regarding the use and upkeep of the shelter while we are there and long after installation takes place.
According to a National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) Evaluator, Dr. James McDonald, a Professional Engineer, “The FlatSafe Storm Shelter designs are well documented and well thought out”. Dr. McDonald also mentioned, “The attention to detail is commendable”. Along with the decisions of a 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 Ardmore Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we sell and install in Ardmore include our patented single piece lid system. The lid is 1/4″ thick steel plate with additional structural tubing to provide additional strength. The single-piece lid is bigger than the framework of the saferoom opening and sits above 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. We also specialize in tornado shelter installation.
Contact our dedicated experts today at (866)520-FLAT to learn more about the installation of our storm shelters at your Ardmore home.