FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Installation in Hobart
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 typically installed under the parking area of a motor vehicle.
With our dedicated team of storm shelter installation specialists in Hobart we have perfected the art of the installation. Our distinctive installation process guarantees we will be in and out as fast as possible.
Storm Shelter Installation
It’s advised that the FlatSafe Storm Shelter is set up near the driveway, right inside the garage door about a foot in the door. This will make it easier for Hobart emergency response crews to access the shelter if you become trapped from structure collapse or fallen debris. Possessing the storm shelter installed close to the exterior of the home will also limit the amount of debris which emergency response crews will need to remove to get the lid of the storm shelter.
Storm Shelter Placement
The choice 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 upon the size of the garage, the amount of vehicles parked in it, 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 establish 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 provides precision cuts and minimizes dust. As we are cutting the concrete slab we squeegee the garage to remove as much water and concrete mud as possible from the garage.
Following 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 installation area so that there’s an opening to decrease the shelter into. Part of this FlatSafe installation procedure includes removing the dirt and hauling it away to a Hobart 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 different styles of in-garage underground storm shelters in Hobart.
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 questions you (the homeowner) might have regarding the use and maintenance 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 said, “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, 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 Hobart Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we sell and install in Hobart 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 over the framework, not down within the frame. Our lid system is MUCH stronger than the typical 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 in your Hobart home.