FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Setup in Blanchard
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 ground and are typically installed under the parking area of a motor vehicle.
With our dedicated team of storm shelter installation specialists in Blanchard we’ve 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’s advised that the FlatSafe Storm Shelter is installed close to the driveway, right in the garage door about a foot in the doorway. This will make it easier for Blanchard emergency response crews to access the shelter if you become trapped from construction collapse or dropped debris. Possessing the storm shelter installed close to 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 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 number of vehicles parked inside, and availability to the shelter from the interior of the house.
Our installation contractors will arrive and discuss the placement of the storm shelter with you and establish the exact 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 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.
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 installation area so that there is an opening to decrease the shelter into. Part of the FlatSafe installation procedure includes removing the dirt and hauling it away to a Blanchard disposal site so that the homeowner isn’t responsible for Disposing of the soil.
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 Blanchard.
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 team will be available to answer any questions you (the homeowner) may have regarding the use and upkeep of the shelter while we’re there and long 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, said; “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 Blanchard Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we install and sell in Blanchard include our patented single piece lid system. The lid is 1/4″ thick steel plate with added structural tubing to provide extra 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 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 specialists today at (866)520-FLAT to find out more about the installation of our storm shelters at your Blanchard home.