FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Setup in Newcastle
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 Newcastle 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 installed close to the driveway, right in the garage door about a foot from the door. This will make it easier for Newcastle emergency response crews to access the shelter should you become trapped from structure 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 need 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 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 positioning 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 offers precision cuts and reduces dust. As we are cutting the concrete slab we squeegee the garage to eliminate 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 setup area so that there’s an opening to lower the shelter into. Part of the FlatSafe installation procedure includes removing the dirt and hauling it away to a Newcastle 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 Newcastle.
Our storm shelters are available for use immediately after 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 basic 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 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 Storm Shelter designs 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 consumer”.
All of our Newcastle Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we install and sell in Newcastle come with 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 larger than the framework of the saferoom opening and sits over 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 specialists today at (866)520-FLAT to learn more about the installation of our storm shelters at your Newcastle home.