FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Installation in Skiatook
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 Skiatook we’ve perfected the art of the setup. Our distinctive 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 close to the driveway, right inside the garage door about a foot from the door. This will make it easier for Skiatook emergency response crews to get the shelter should you become trapped from construction collapse or fallen 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 access 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 identify the exact placement 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’re cutting the concrete slab we squeegee the garage to remove as much water and concrete sand 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 setup area so that there is an opening to lower the shelter into. Part of the FlatSafe installation procedure includes removing the dirt and hauling it away to a Skiatook 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 Skiatook.
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 basic safety tips. Our staff will be available to answer any questions you (the homeowner) might have concerning the use and upkeep 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 layouts are well documented and well thought out”. Dr. McDonald also said, “The attention to detail is commendable”. In addition to the conclusions 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 Skiatook Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we sell and install in Skiatook include our patented single piece lid system. The lid is 1/4″ thick steel plate with added structural tubing to give additional strength. The single-piece lid is bigger than the framework of the saferoom opening and sits over the frame, not down inside 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 experts today at (866)520-FLAT to find out more about the installation of our storm shelters in your Skiatook home.