FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Setup in Bethany
FlatSafe storm shelters were designed to be set up in-garage and underground. With our patented lid system, these storm shelters sit flush to the floor and are usually installed under the parking area of a vehicle.
With our dedicated team of storm shelter installation specialists in Bethany we have perfected the art of the installation. Our distinctive installation process guarantees we will be in and out as fast as possible.
Storm Shelter Installation
It is advised that the FlatSafe Storm Shelter is installed near the driveway, right in the garage door about a foot from the door. This will make it easier for Bethany emergency response crews to get the shelter if you become trapped from structure collapse or dropped debris. Possessing the storm shelter installed close to the exterior of the home will also limit the amount of debris which emergency response crews will have to remove to get the lid of the storm shelter.
Storm Shelter Placement
The choice to put in 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 inside of the house.
Our installation contractors will arrive and talk about the placement of the storm shelter with you and identify the exact positioning of it before proceeding with installation.
Cutting The Concrete Slab
We use a wet saw to cut the concrete slab. The wet saw provides precision cuts and reduces dust. As we’re cutting the concrete slab we squeegee the garage to eliminate as much water and concrete sand as possible from the garage.
After the concrete slab is cut and removed, it is time to bring in the bucket. The bucket is used to remove the dirt from the installation area so that there is an opening to lower the shelter into. Part of the FlatSafe installation procedure includes removing the dirt and hauling it away to a Bethany 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 different styles of in-garage underground storm shelters in Bethany.
Our storm shelters are available for use immediately following the installation. Our storm shelter installation contractors will review all of the shelter features with the homeowner including lid opening/closing, winch operation, and basic safety tips. Our team will be available to answer any queries you (the homeowner) might have regarding the use and upkeep of the shelter while we’re 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 said, “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, said; “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 Bethany Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we sell and install in Bethany include our patented single piece lid system. The lid is 1/4″ thick steel plate with added structural tubing to give extra strength. The single-piece lid is larger than the framework of the saferoom opening and sits above the frame, not down within the frame. Our lid system is a lot stronger than the typical 2-piece lid system offered by everybody else and provides more than adequate ventilation to the occupants. We also specialize in tornado shelter installation.
Contact our dedicated specialists today at (866)520-FLAT to learn more about the installation of our storm shelters at your Bethany home.