FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Setup in Tahlequah
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 ground and are typically installed under the parking space of a vehicle.
With our dedicated team of storm shelter installation specialists in Tahlequah we’ve perfected the art of the setup. Our unique installation process guarantees we’ll be in and out as quickly as possible.
Storm Shelter Installation
It is recommended that the FlatSafe Storm Shelter is set up near the driveway, right in the garage door about a foot from the doorway. This will make it easier for Tahlequah emergency response crews to access 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 restrict 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 install 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 availability to the shelter from the inside of the house.
Our installation contractors will arrive and talk about the positioning of the storm shelter with you and identify 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 mud as possible from the garage.
Following 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 installation 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 Tahlequah 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 Tahlequah.
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 team 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 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 Tahlequah Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we sell and install in Tahlequah come with our patented single piece lid system. The lid is 1/4″ thick steel plate with added structural tubing to provide additional strength. The single-piece lid is bigger than the frame of the saferoom opening and sits above the frame, not down within the frame. Our lid system is MUCH 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 Tahlequah home.