FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Installation in Oklahoma City
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 vehicle.
With our dedicated team of storm shelter installation specialists in Oklahoma City we have perfected the art of the setup. Our distinctive installation process guarantees we’ll be in and out as fast as possible.
Storm Shelter Installation
It’s recommended that the FlatSafe Storm Shelter is installed near the driveway, right inside the garage door about a foot in the door. This will make it easier for Oklahoma City emergency response crews to access the shelter should you become trapped from structure collapse or fallen debris. Possessing the storm shelter installed close to the exterior of the home will also restrict the amount of debris that emergency response crews will have 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 based on the size of the garage, the number of vehicles parked inside, and accessibility to the shelter from the interior of the home.
Our installation contractors will arrive and discuss the positioning of the storm shelter with you and establish the exact positioning 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 minimizes 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.
After 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 procedure includes removing the dirt and hauling it away to a Oklahoma City disposal site so that the homeowner isn’t 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 Oklahoma City.
• High Density Polyethylene Storm Shelters
• Hot Dip Galvanized Storm Shelters
• Coal Tar Epoxy Storm Shelters
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 staff will be available to answer any queries you (the homeowner) may have concerning 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, 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 Oklahoma City Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we install and sell in Oklahoma City include our patented single piece lid system. The lid is 1/4″ thick steel plate with additional structural tubing to give extra strength. The single-piece lid is bigger than the framework of the saferoom opening and sits above the framework, not down inside the frame. Our lid system is a lot stronger than the normal 2-piece lid system offered by everybody 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 Oklahoma City home.