FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Setup in Wagoner
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 typically installed under the parking area of a vehicle.
With our dedicated team of storm shelter installation specialists in Wagoner 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’s advised that the FlatSafe Storm Shelter is set up close to the driveway, right inside the garage door about a foot from the doorway. This will make it easier for Wagoner emergency response crews to access the shelter should you become trapped from structure collapse or fallen debris. Possessing the storm shelter installed close to the exterior of the home will also restrict 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 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 amount of vehicles parked inside, and availability 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 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 reduces 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 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 process includes removing the dirt and hauling it away to a Wagoner disposal site so that the homeowner isn’t 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 different styles of in-garage underground storm shelters in Wagoner.
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 general safety tips. Our team will be available to answer any queries you (the homeowner) might have concerning the use and upkeep of the shelter while we’re 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 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, 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 Wagoner Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we install and sell in Wagoner include 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 larger than the frame of the saferoom opening and sits over the frame, not down within the frame. Our lid system is a lot stronger than the normal 2-piece lid system offered 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 Wagoner home.