FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Installation in Clinton
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 usually installed under the parking space of a vehicle.
With our dedicated team of storm shelter installation specialists in Clinton we’ve perfected the art of the installation. Our unique installation process guarantees we will be in and out as quickly as possible.
Storm Shelter Installation
It’s 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 Clinton emergency response crews to get the shelter should you become trapped from construction collapse or fallen debris. Having the storm shelter installed near the exterior of the home will also restrict the amount of debris which emergency response crews will have to remove to access 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 based on the size of the garage, the number of vehicles parked inside, and accessibility 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 positioning 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 reduces dust. As we’re cutting the concrete slab we squeegee the garage to remove 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 setup 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 Clinton 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 Clinton.
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 general safety tips. Our staff will be available to answer any questions you (the homeowner) may have concerning the use and maintenance 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 layouts are well documented and well thought out”. Dr. McDonald also said, “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, 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 Clinton Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we install and sell in Clinton come with our patented single piece lid system. The lid is 1/4″ thick steel plate with additional structural tubing to provide extra strength. The single-piece lid is bigger than the frame of the saferoom opening and sits above the frame, not down within the frame. Our lid system is a lot stronger than the normal 2-piece lid system offered by everyone 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 in your Clinton home.