FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Setup in Tulsa
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 area of a vehicle.
With our dedicated team of storm shelter installation specialists in Tulsa we have perfected the art of the setup. Our distinctive installation process guarantees we will be in and out as fast as possible.
Storm Shelter Installation
It is advised that the FlatSafe Storm Shelter is installed close to the driveway, right inside the garage door about a foot in the door. This will make it easier for Tulsa emergency response crews to access the shelter should you become trapped from structure collapse or fallen debris. Possessing the storm shelter installed near the exterior of the house will also restrict the amount of debris that emergency response crews will need 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 depending upon the size of the garage, the number of vehicles parked inside, and accessibility to the shelter from the inside 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 provides precision cuts and reduces 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.
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 installation area so that there’s an opening to decrease the shelter into. Part of the FlatSafe installation procedure includes removing the dirt and hauling it away to a Tulsa 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 unique styles of in-garage underground storm shelters in Tulsa.
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) may have concerning the use and maintenance 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”. In addition to 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 consumer”.
All of our Tulsa Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we install and sell in Tulsa come with 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 larger 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 typical 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 Tulsa home.