FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Setup in Bixby
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 typically installed under the parking space of a motor vehicle.
With our dedicated team of storm shelter installation specialists in Bixby we have perfected the art of the installation. Our unique 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 set up near the driveway, right in the garage door about a foot in the door. This will make it easier for Bixby emergency response crews to get the shelter if you become trapped from construction collapse or dropped debris. Having the storm shelter installed close to the exterior of the house will also restrict the amount of debris that emergency response crews will need to remove to get 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 upon the size of the garage, the amount of vehicles parked inside, and accessibility 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 precise placement of it before proceeding with installation.
Cutting The Concrete Slab
Next, we use a wet saw to cut the concrete slab. The wet saw provides 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 is time to bring in the bucket. The bucket is used to remove the dirt from the setup area so that there’s an opening to decrease the shelter into. Part of this FlatSafe installation process includes removing the dirt and hauling it away to a Bixby disposal site so that the homeowner is not responsible for Disposing of the ground.
Installing The Storm Shelter
After the dirt is removed, the shelter is lowered into the hole and place with concrete. We install 3 unique styles of in-garage underground storm shelters in Bixby.
• High Density Polyethylene Storm Shelters
• Hot Dip Galvanized Storm Shelters
• Coal Tar Epoxy Storm Shelters
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 general safety tips. Our staff will be available to answer any queries you (the homeowner) may have concerning the use and maintenance of the shelter while we’re long and there after installation occurs.
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”. In addition to 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 customer”.
All of our Bixby Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we install and sell in Bixby come with our patented single piece lid system. The lid is 1/4″ thick steel plate with added structural tubing to provide additional strength. The single-piece lid is larger than the framework of the saferoom opening and sits above the framework, not down inside the frame. Our lid system is a lot stronger than the normal 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 experts today at (866)520-FLAT to find out more about the installation of our storm shelters at your Bixby home.