FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Installation in Del City
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 space of a motor vehicle.
With our dedicated team of storm shelter installation specialists in Del City we’ve perfected the art of the setup. Our unique installation process guarantees we’ll be in and out as quickly as possible.
Storm Shelter Installation
It is advised that the FlatSafe Storm Shelter is installed near the driveway, right inside the garage door about a foot from the door. This will make it easier for Del City emergency response crews to access 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 which emergency response crews will have 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 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 discuss 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’re cutting the concrete slab we squeegee the garage to eliminate as much water and concrete mud 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 lower the shelter into. Part of this FlatSafe installation process includes removing the dirt and hauling it away to a Del City disposal site so that the homeowner is not 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 unique styles of in-garage underground storm shelters in Del City.
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) might have concerning 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 mentioned, “The attention to detail is commendable”. Along with 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 Del City Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we install and sell in Del City include our patented single piece lid system. The lid is 1/4″ thick steel plate with added structural tubing to give extra strength. The single-piece lid is bigger than the framework of the saferoom opening and sits above the framework, not down within the frame. Our lid system is a lot stronger than the typical 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 at your Del City home.