FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Installation in Durant
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 Durant we’ve perfected the art of the setup. Our unique installation process guarantees we will be in and out as fast as possible.
Storm Shelter Installation
It’s recommended that the FlatSafe Storm Shelter is installed close to the driveway, right inside the garage door about a foot from the door. This will make it easier for Durant emergency response crews to access the shelter if you become trapped from construction collapse or fallen debris. Possessing the storm shelter installed near the exterior of the home will also limit the amount of debris that emergency response crews will have to remove to access 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 depending on the size of the garage, the number of vehicles parked in it, and accessibility to the shelter from the interior of the house.
Our installation contractors will arrive and talk about the placement of the storm shelter with you and identify 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 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.
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 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 Durant disposal site so that the homeowner is not responsible for Disposing of the ground.
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 Durant.
Our storm shelters are available for use immediately after 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 queries you (the homeowner) may have concerning the use and maintenance of the shelter while we’re long and there after installation takes place.
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 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 Durant Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we install and sell in Durant 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 bigger than the framework 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 provided 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 Durant home.