FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Installation in McAlester
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 area of a vehicle.
With our dedicated team of storm shelter installation specialists in McAlester we’ve perfected the art of the installation. Our distinctive installation process guarantees we’ll be in and out as quickly as possible.
Storm Shelter Installation
It’s advised 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 McAlester emergency response crews to access the shelter if you become trapped from construction collapse or fallen debris. Having the storm shelter installed close to the exterior of the house will also limit the amount of debris which emergency response crews will have to remove to access 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 based upon the size of the garage, the amount of vehicles parked inside, and accessibility to the shelter from the inside of the home.
Our installation contractors will arrive and discuss the positioning 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 reduces dust. As we’re cutting the concrete slab we squeegee the garage to remove 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 installation area so that there’s an opening to decrease the shelter into. Part of the FlatSafe installation process includes removing the dirt and hauling it away to a McAlester 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 unique styles of in-garage underground storm shelters in McAlester.
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 team will be available to answer any queries you (the homeowner) might 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”. Along with 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 McAlester Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we install and sell in McAlester come with 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 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. 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 at your McAlester home.