FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Installation in Ponca City
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 usually installed under the parking space of a motor vehicle.
With our dedicated team of storm shelter installation specialists in Ponca City we’ve perfected the art of the setup. Our unique installation process guarantees we will be in and out as quickly as possible.
Storm Shelter Installation
It’s advised that the FlatSafe Storm Shelter is set up close to the driveway, right in the garage door about a foot in the door. This will make it easier for Ponca City emergency response crews to access the shelter should you become trapped from structure collapse or fallen debris. Having the storm shelter installed near the exterior of the house will also limit the amount of debris which emergency response crews will have to remove to get the lid of the storm shelter.
Storm Shelter Placement
The option 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 availability to the shelter from the interior of the house.
Our installation contractors will arrive and discuss the positioning of the storm shelter with you and identify the precise 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 are 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 is an opening to decrease the shelter into. Part of this FlatSafe installation process includes removing the dirt and hauling it away to a Ponca City disposal site so that the homeowner is not 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 different styles of in-garage underground storm shelters in Ponca City.
Our storm shelters are available for use immediately following the installation. Our storm shelter installation contractors will review all of the shelter features with the homeowner including lid opening/closing, winch operation, and basic safety tips. Our staff will be available to answer any questions 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 layouts are well documented and well thought out”. Dr. McDonald also mentioned, “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 customer”.
All of our Ponca City Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we sell and install in Ponca City come with our patented single piece lid system. The lid is 1/4″ thick steel plate with additional structural tubing to provide additional strength. The single-piece lid is larger 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 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 find out more about the installation of our storm shelters in your Ponca City home.