FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Installation in Sallisaw
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 Sallisaw we have perfected the art of the installation. 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 doorway. This will make it easier for Sallisaw 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 house will also restrict the amount of debris that emergency response crews will have to remove to access the lid of the storm shelter.
Storm Shelter Placement
The choice 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 inside, and accessibility to the shelter from the interior of the home.
Our installation contractors will arrive and talk about the positioning of the storm shelter with you and establish the precise 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 provides precision cuts and reduces dust. As we are cutting the concrete slab we squeegee the garage to eliminate as much water and concrete mud as possible from the garage.
After the concrete slab is cut and removed, it’s 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 Sallisaw disposal site so that the homeowner is not 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 different styles of in-garage underground storm shelters in Sallisaw.
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 upkeep of the shelter while we’re there and long after installation takes place.
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”. Along with the conclusions 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 consumer”.
All of our Sallisaw Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we install and sell in Sallisaw include 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 within 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 find out more about the installation of our storm shelters in your Sallisaw home.