FlatSafe In-Garage Tornado Shelter Installation in Hobart
FlatSafe tornado shelters were designed to be installed in-garage and underground. With our patented lid system, these tornado shelters sit flush to the ground and are usually installed under the parking area of a motor vehicle.With our dedicated team of storm and tornado installation specialists in Hobart we’ve perfected the art of the setup. Our distinctive installation process guarantees we will be in and out as fast as possible.
Tornado Shelter Installation
It is advised that the FlatSafe Tornado Shelter is set up near the driveway, right inside the garage door about a foot from the doorway. This will make it easier for Hobart emergency response crews to access the shelter should you become trapped from construction collapse or dropped debris. Possessing the tornado shelter installed near the exterior of the house will also restrict the amount of debris that emergency response crews will have to remove to get the lid of the tornado shelter.
Tornado 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 depending upon the size of the garage, the number of vehicles parked in it, and accessibility to the shield from the inside of the house. Our installation contractors will arrive and talk about the placement of the tornado 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 reduces dust. As we are 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 process 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 Tornado Shelter
Following the dirt is removed, the shield is lowered into the hole and set with concrete. We install 3 unique styles of in-garage underground tornado shelters in Hobart.
- High Density Polyethylene Tornado Shelters
- Hot Dip Galvanized Tornado Shelters
- Coal Tar Epoxy Tornado Shelters
Our tornado shelters are available for use immediately following the installation. Our storm tornado installation contractors will review all of the shelter features 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 regarding the use and maintenance of the shelter while we are long and there after installation takes place.
According to a National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) Evaluator, Dr. James McDonald, a Professional Engineer, “The FlatSafe Tornado Shelter designs are well recorded and well thought out”. Dr. McDonald also said, “The attention to detail is commendable”. Along with 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”.
Read Real Testimonials From Tornado Survivors
All of our Hobart Tornado Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Tornado Shelters that we sell and install in Hobart come with 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 normal 2-piece lid system provided by everybody else and provides more than adequate ventilation to the occupants.