FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Installation in Sulphur
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 usually installed under the parking space of a motor vehicle.
With our dedicated team of storm shelter installation specialists in Sulphur we have 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 is advised that the FlatSafe Storm Shelter is set up near the driveway, right inside the garage door about a foot in the door. This will make it easier for Sulphur 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 house will also limit the amount of debris that emergency response crews will need to remove to get 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 on the size of the garage, the number of vehicles parked inside, and availability to the shelter from the inside of the home.
Our installation contractors will arrive and discuss the placement 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 offers precision cuts and minimizes dust. As we are cutting the concrete slab we squeegee the garage to remove 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 decrease the shelter into. Part of this FlatSafe installation procedure includes removing the dirt and hauling it away to a Sulphur 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 set with concrete. We install 3 unique styles of in-garage underground storm shelters in Sulphur.
• High Density Polyethylene Storm Shelters
• Hot Dip Galvanized Storm Shelters
• Coal Tar Epoxy Storm Shelters
Our storm shelters are available for use immediately following 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 queries you (the homeowner) might have regarding the use and upkeep of the shelter while we are 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 said, “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 customer”.
All of our Sulphur Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we install and sell in Sulphur 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 frame of the saferoom opening and sits above 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 learn more about the installation of our storm shelters at your Sulphur home.