FlatSafe In-Garage Storm Shelter Setup in Weatherford
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 vehicle.
With our dedicated team of storm shelter installation specialists in Weatherford we have perfected the art of the installation. Our unique installation process guarantees we will be in and out as quickly as possible.
Storm Shelter Installation
It is recommended that the FlatSafe Storm Shelter is installed near the driveway, right inside the garage door about a foot in the doorway. This will make it easier for Weatherford 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 which emergency response crews will have to remove to access the lid of the storm shelter.
Storm Shelter Placement
The choice 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 upon the size of the garage, the number of vehicles parked inside, and accessibility to the shelter from the inside of the home.
Our installation contractors will arrive and talk about the positioning of the storm shelter with you and establish 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’re cutting the concrete slab we squeegee the garage to eliminate 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 installation 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 Weatherford 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 Weatherford.
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 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 are long and there after installation takes place.
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”. 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 Weatherford Storm Shelters Are Equipped With Our Single Piece Lid System.
All of our underground FlatSafe Storm Shelters that we sell and install in Weatherford include 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 framework 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 everyone else and provides more than adequate ventilation to the occupants. We also specialize in tornado shelter installation.
Contact our dedicated specialists today at (866)520-FLAT to find out more about the installation of our storm shelters at your Weatherford home.