FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Setup in Sapulpa
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 Sapulpa we’ve perfected the art of the setup. Our distinctive installation process guarantees we will 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 in the garage door about a foot in the door. This will make it easier for Sapulpa emergency response crews to get the shelter if you become trapped from construction collapse or fallen debris. Having the storm shelter installed close to the exterior of the home will also limit the amount of debris that emergency response crews will have to remove to access 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 inside, and accessibility to the shelter from the interior of the house.
Our installation contractors will arrive and talk about the placement of the storm shelter with you and establish the exact 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 eliminate as much water and concrete sand 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’s an opening to lower the shelter into. Part of the FlatSafe installation process includes removing the dirt and hauling it away to a Sapulpa 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 set with concrete. We install 3 unique styles of in-garage underground storm shelters in Sapulpa.
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 queries you (the homeowner) may have regarding the use and upkeep 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 layouts are well documented and well thought out”. Dr. McDonald also mentioned, “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, 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 Sapulpa Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we install and sell in Sapulpa include our patented single piece lid system. The lid is 1/4″ thick steel plate with added structural tubing to give extra strength. The single-piece lid is bigger than the frame of the saferoom opening and sits above the framework, not down inside the frame. Our lid system is MUCH 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 experts today at (866)520-FLAT to find out more about the installation of our storm shelters in your Sapulpa home.