FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Installation in Guymon
FlatSafe storm shelters were designed to be installed 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 motor vehicle.
With our dedicated team of storm shelter installation specialists in Guymon we have perfected the art of the installation. Our unique installation process guarantees we will be in and out as fast as possible.
Storm Shelter Installation
It is advised that the FlatSafe Storm Shelter is installed close to the driveway, right inside the garage door about a foot from the doorway. This will make it easier for Guymon emergency response crews to access the shelter should you become trapped from structure collapse or dropped debris. Possessing the storm shelter installed near the exterior of the home will also restrict the amount of debris which emergency response crews will need 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 depending on the size of the garage, the number of vehicles parked in it, and availability 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 establish the precise placement of it before proceeding with installation.
Cutting The Concrete Slab
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 eliminate as much water and concrete mud as possible from the garage.
After the concrete slab is cut and removed, it’s 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 this FlatSafe installation procedure includes removing the dirt and hauling it away to a Guymon 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 place with concrete. We install 3 different styles of in-garage underground storm shelters in Guymon.
• High Density Polyethylene Storm Shelters
• Hot Dip Galvanized Storm Shelters
• Coal Tar Epoxy Storm Shelters
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 team will be available to answer any questions you (the homeowner) may have concerning the use and upkeep 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 Guymon Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we sell and install in Guymon include 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 larger than the frame of the saferoom opening and sits above the frame, not down inside 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 find out more about the installation of our storm shelters in your Guymon home.