FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Installation in Sand Springs
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 area of a motor vehicle.
With our dedicated team of storm shelter installation specialists in Sand Springs we’ve 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 is advised that the FlatSafe Storm Shelter is installed near the driveway, right inside the garage door about a foot in the door. This will make it easier for Sand Springs emergency response crews to get the shelter if you become trapped from structure collapse or fallen debris. Possessing 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 access 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 on the size of the garage, the amount of vehicles parked inside, and availability 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 exact 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 offers precision cuts and reduces dust. As we’re cutting the concrete slab we squeegee the garage to eliminate as much water and concrete mud as possible from the garage.
Following 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 setup area so that there is an opening to lower the shelter into. Part of the FlatSafe installation process includes removing the dirt and hauling it away to a Sand Springs 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 set with concrete. We install 3 different styles of in-garage underground storm shelters in Sand Springs.
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 questions you (the homeowner) might have regarding the use and maintenance of the shelter while we are 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 designs are well documented and well thought out”. Dr. McDonald also said, “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 consumer”.
All of our Sand Springs Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we sell and install in Sand Springs 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 frame of the saferoom opening and sits above the frame, not down within the frame. Our lid system is a lot stronger than the typical 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 find out more about the installation of our storm shelters in your Sand Springs home.