FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Installation in Purcell
FlatSafe storm shelters were designed to be installed in-garage and underground. With our patented lid system, these storm shelters sit flush to the floor and are typically installed under the parking space of a motor vehicle.
With our dedicated team of storm shelter installation specialists in Purcell we have perfected the art of the installation. Our unique installation process guarantees we’ll be in and out as quickly as possible.
Storm Shelter Installation
It’s advised that the FlatSafe Storm Shelter is set up near the driveway, right inside the garage door about a foot from the doorway. This will make it easier for Purcell 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 home will also limit the amount of debris which emergency response crews will need to remove to get the lid of the storm shelter.
Storm Shelter Placement
The choice 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 based upon the size of the garage, the number of vehicles parked in it, and accessibility to the shelter from the interior of the house.
Our installation contractors will arrive and talk about the positioning of the storm shelter with you and establish the exact positioning of it before proceeding with installation.
Cutting The Concrete Slab
Next, 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 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’s an opening to lower the shelter into. Part of this FlatSafe installation procedure includes removing the dirt and hauling it away to a Purcell 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 place with concrete. We install 3 unique styles of in-garage underground storm shelters in Purcell.
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) may have concerning the use and upkeep 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 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, 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 Purcell Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we sell and install in Purcell come with our patented single piece lid system. The lid is 1/4″ thick steel plate with additional structural tubing to provide extra strength. The single-piece lid is larger than the framework of the saferoom opening and sits over the framework, not down inside the frame. Our lid system is a lot stronger than the typical 2-piece lid system provided 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 find out more about the installation of our storm shelters in your Purcell home.