FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Installation in Poteau
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 typically installed under the parking space of a vehicle.
With our dedicated team of storm shelter installation specialists in Poteau we’ve 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’s recommended that the FlatSafe Storm Shelter is installed near the driveway, right in the garage door about a foot from the door. This will make it easier for Poteau emergency response crews to access the shelter if you become trapped from construction collapse or dropped 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 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 upon the size of the garage, the amount 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 establish the precise 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 provides precision cuts and reduces dust. As we’re cutting the concrete slab we squeegee the garage to eliminate 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 setup area so that there is an opening to decrease the shelter into. Part of the FlatSafe installation process includes removing the dirt and hauling it away to a Poteau 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 Poteau.
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 basic safety tips. Our staff will be available to answer any queries you (the homeowner) may have regarding the use and maintenance of the shelter while we are 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”. Along with the decisions 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 Poteau Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we sell and install in Poteau 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 larger than the framework of the saferoom opening and sits over the framework, not down within the frame. Our lid system is MUCH stronger than the normal 2-piece lid system offered 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 Poteau home.