FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Installation in Blackwell
FlatSafe storm shelters were designed to be installed 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 Blackwell we’ve perfected the art of the setup. Our unique installation process guarantees we will be in and out as fast as possible.
Storm Shelter Installation
It is recommended 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 Blackwell emergency response crews to access the shelter should you become trapped from structure collapse or fallen debris. Having the storm shelter installed near the exterior of the home will also restrict the amount of debris that emergency response crews will have to remove to access the lid of the storm shelter.
Storm Shelter Placement
The choice 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 based upon the size of the garage, the number of vehicles parked inside, and accessibility to the shelter from the inside of the house.
Our installation contractors will arrive and talk about the positioning of the storm shelter with you and establish 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 offers precision cuts and minimizes 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.
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 is an opening to lower the shelter into. Part of the FlatSafe installation process includes removing the dirt and hauling it away to a Blackwell 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 set with concrete. We install 3 unique styles of in-garage underground storm shelters in Blackwell.
Our storm shelters are available for use immediately following 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 questions you (the homeowner) may have regarding the use and upkeep of the shelter while we are 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 mentioned, “The attention to detail is commendable”. In addition to the conclusions 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 Blackwell Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we sell and install in Blackwell include 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 over the frame, not down within the frame. Our lid system is MUCH 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 specialists today at (866)520-FLAT to find out more about the installation of our storm shelters in your Blackwell home.