Storm Shelters Collinsville
If you’re thinking about the purchase of a storm shelter in Collinsville, the FlatSafe Storm Shelter might be just what you’re looking for. This patented (#7428800) advanced new product is an underground storm shelter meant for use in your home’s garage. Providing beyond F5 protection, it may be installed in an existing house and optimize the floor area beneath your car.
Whether you choose our HDPE storm shelter or one of our steel shelters, we GUARANTEE that it will never float. FlatSafe storm Shelters are back-filled 100 percent with ready-mix concrete (NOT dirt) to counteract buoyancy and flotation of the installed shelter. Our Collinsville storm shelter installation contractors will deal with the whole process of installation from beginning to end.
Each of our shelter options provides its own benefits. Not sure on which tornado shelter is suitable for your home and budget? Contact our dedicated storm shelter experts today at (866) 520-FLAT or continue reading to learn more about our innovative shelter designs.
We Install And Sell Three Types Of Storm Shelters in Collinsville
• High-Density Polyethylene Storm Shelters
High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Shelters provide rust proof, waterproof, durable, long-lasting storm shelters ─ resistant to environmental stress and mechanical damage. With a 50-year warranty, HDPE is an engineered polymer…a polyethylene thermoplastic made with a mold. High-Density Polyethylene is also commonly used for: boat lifts and personal watercraft docks, plastic bottles, jugs, food containers, storage bags, underground piping and culverts, plastic lumber and decking, cutting boards, auto parts, toys, etc.. It is the ultimate in Corrosion Protection.
• Hot Dip Galvanized Storm Shelters
Our Hot Dip Galvanized storm shelters are made of 10 gauge sheet metal and leak tested ─ providing protection from rust and corrosion for a long-lasting, maintenance free storm shelter. With a 50 year warranty Hot Dip Galvanizing is the process of dipping fabricated steel into a kettle or vat containing molten zinc. While the steel is in the kettle, the iron in the steel metallurgically reacts with the molten zinc to form a tightly-bonded metal coating that provides superior corrosion protection to steel. Using zinc to protect steel from corrosion (hot-dip galvanizing) is a 150-year-old practice! Our Galvanized FlatSafe storm shelter is made of 10 gauge sheet metal. All welds are leak-tested to ensure they won’t allow ground water to seep into the shelter. Following the shelter is fabricated, the unit is Hot-Dip Galvanized to protect your investment for an expected 50+ years.
• Coal Tar Epoxy Storm Shelters
Coal Tar Epoxy is a heavy duty, high build protective coating which has high strength, is resistant to many corrosive reagents, and is excellent at sealing out moisture. It’s commonly used in marine and industrial environments. It is primarily applied to steel to protect it from corrosion and rust. It is often seen on steel vessel hulls, underground water and petroleum tanks and pipelines, offshore oil rigs, and dam gates. Our Coal Tar Epoxy underground storm shelter is made of 10 gauge sheet metal. All welds are leak-tested to guarantee they will not allow ground water to seep into the shelter. After the shelter is fabricated, we apply a thick coating of Coal Tar Epoxy into the outside of the shelter. The Coal Tar Epoxy bonds to the steel and serves to protect the outside of the steel shelter from corrosion and rust. The inside of the storm shelter is painted with red oxide primer paint to protect the steel on the inside from corrosion and rust.
Flat Safe Storm Shelters
According to a National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) Evaluator, Dr. James McDonald, a Professional Engineer, “The FlatSafe Storm Shelter designs are well recorded and well thought out”.
Dr. McDonald also said, “The attention to detail is commendable”. Along with the conclusions of an 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 Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System
All of our underground storm shelters that we sell and install in Collinsville 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 over the framework, not down inside 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.
Contact our dedicated specialists today at (866) 520-FLAT to learn more about the installation of our storm shelters at your Collinsville home.