FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Setup in Okmulgee
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 ground and are usually installed under the parking space of a vehicle.
With our dedicated team of storm shelter installation specialists in Okmulgee we have perfected the art of the installation. Our unique installation process guarantees we’ll be in and out as fast as possible.
Storm Shelter Installation
It is advised that the FlatSafe Storm Shelter is installed close to the driveway, right in the garage door about a foot from the doorway. This will make it easier for Okmulgee emergency response crews to access the shelter if you become trapped from structure collapse or dropped debris. Having 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 depending on the size of the garage, the number of vehicles parked in it, and availability to the shelter from the inside of the home.
Our installation contractors will arrive and talk about the placement of the storm shelter with you and identify 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 remove as much water and concrete mud 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 is an opening to lower the shelter into. Part of this FlatSafe installation procedure includes removing the dirt and hauling it away to a Okmulgee 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 Okmulgee.
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 general safety tips. Our team will be available to answer any queries you (the homeowner) might have regarding the use and maintenance of the shelter while we’re long and there after installation occurs.
According to a National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) Evaluator, Dr. James McDonald, a Professional Engineer, “The FlatSafe Storm Shelter layouts are well documented and well thought out”. Dr. McDonald also said, “The attention to detail is commendable”. In addition to 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 consumer”.
All of our Okmulgee Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we install and sell in Okmulgee 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 bigger than the framework of the saferoom opening and sits above the framework, not down within the frame. Our lid system is MUCH 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 experts today at (866)520-FLAT to learn more about the installation of our storm shelters at your Okmulgee home.