FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Installation in Duncan
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 floor and are usually installed under the parking space of a vehicle.
With our dedicated team of storm shelter installation specialists in Duncan we have 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 recommended that the FlatSafe Storm Shelter is installed near the driveway, right inside the garage door about a foot from the doorway. This will make it easier for Duncan emergency response crews to get the shelter should you become trapped from construction collapse or fallen debris. Having the storm shelter installed close to the exterior of the home will also restrict the amount of debris which emergency response crews will need 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 amount of vehicles parked in it, and availability to the shelter from the inside of the house.
Our installation contractors will arrive and talk about the placement of the storm shelter with you and identify 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 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’s an opening to lower the shelter into. Part of the FlatSafe installation procedure includes removing the dirt and hauling it away to a Duncan 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 place with concrete. We install 3 different styles of in-garage underground storm shelters in Duncan.
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 queries you (the homeowner) might have regarding the use and maintenance of the shelter while we are 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 layouts are well documented and well thought out”. Dr. McDonald also mentioned, “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, 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 Duncan Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we sell and install in Duncan include our patented single piece lid system. The lid is 1/4″ thick steel plate with added structural tubing to give additional 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 MUCH stronger than the typical 2-piece lid system provided by everybody 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 Duncan home.