Tornado Shelters

ef5 Tornado Shelters June 3, 2017

FINANCING AVAILABLE

All of our shelter models meet or exceed to requirements to qualify for available funding and grants that are available through FEMA, your local city, county or state.
This includes:

  • Certified Test Results (Texas Tech Wind, Science, Engineering, & Debris Impact Test)
  • Exceeds FEMA 320/361 guidelines for tornado shelters
  • Exceeds ICC-500 guidelines for tornado shelters

Our below ground concrete slope front tornado shelters are engineered, tested and meet the highest quality standards at a competitive price. We use all of the excess dirt around the shelter as a berm to provide extra protection. This unit comes in 2 sizes, the medium 6′ x 8′ x 6’2 and the large 6’8 x 10 x 6’2. A boom truck is needed for both units, so there will need to be a minimum of 9′ wide and 13′ height of clearance.

  • Handrail and 5 non-slip steps for easy access
  • 8″ wind turbine and 6″ vent for ventilation
  • Reinforced with steel rebar and fiber mesh and poured with 6000 lb psi concrete
  • Can be decoratively stamped and/or stained at an additional charge

Our below ground concrete flat top tornado shelters are an excellent choice for those who want a shelter without the berm that the slope front unit provides. We remove all of the excess dirt from the installation at no additional charge. This unit comes in 2 sizes, the medium 5′ x 7′ x 6’2 and the large 6’8 x 10 x 6’2. A boom truck is needed for both units, so there will need to be a minimum of 9’W and 13’H of clearance.

  • Handrail and 5 non-slip steps for easy access
  • 8″ wind turbine and 6″ vent for ventilation
  • Reinforced with steel rebar and fiber mesh and poured with 6000 lb psi concrete
  • Can be decoratively stamped and/or stained at an additional charge

Convenience is the key when it comes to safety during a storm. Our below ground tornado shelters are unique because they can be installed in your garage and don’t require the use of valuable square footage. Also, these shelters are out of the weather and out of harm’s way. Installation typically takes between 4-8 hrs depending on the size.

  • Heavy duty steel construction with 1/4″ steel plate lid
  • Front lock sliding door design with a tornado shaped vent
  • Includes an emergency secondary opening hatch
  • Leak proof – welded inside, outside and encapsulated with ShelterShield™
  • Store away handrail
  • Removable 6″ metal steps and 8″ metal benches that are encapsulated with our non-slip coating ShelterShield™
  • Lifetime nontransferable warranty against leaking and floating

Our above ground tornado shelters are engineered, tested and meet the highest quality standards. They come in a variety of sizes ranging from a 3 person to a 40 person unit and are fully powdercoated or primered inside and out.

  • 3/16″ Exterior Skin Steel Plate reinforced with a 1.5″ x 3.25″ x 3/16″ channel subframe
  • 8” custom designed air vent
  • Cast iron door handle with 3 point dead bolt locking system
  • 3/16″ Precision laser cut ADA compliant door with 1.5″ x 3.25″ x 3/16″ channel reinforcement and 3 heavy duty hinges
  • Door opens to the outside or inside and can be placed on any side of the shelter

Our above ground tornado shelters are engineered, tested and meet the highest quality standards. They come in a 2 different sizes to accomidate 7-10 people.

  • 3/16″ Exterior Skin Steel Plate reinforced with a 1.5″ x 3.25″ x 3/16″ channel subframe
  • 8” custom designed air vent
  • Cast iron door handle with 3 point dead bolt locking system
  • 3/16″ Precision laser cut ADA compliant door with 1.5″ x 3.25″ x 3/16″ channel reinforcement and 3 heavy duty hinges
  • Door opens to the outside.
  • Reinforced with steel rebar and fiber mesh and poured with 6000 psi concrete.
  • Decoratively stained and stamped.

Our below ground concrete slope front tornado shelters are engineered, tested and meet the highest quality standards at a competitive price. We use all of the excess dirt around the shelter as a berm to provide extra protection. This unit comes in 1 size 4’5Wx11’Lx5’10H. Unlike the othe concrete slope top shelters this is unique in that it has precast concrete steps with a steel handrail to assit down the steps and an oversized door. A boom truck is needed for this is unt, so there will need to be a minimum of 9′ wide and 13′ height of clearance.

  • Handrail with 4 precast concrete steps for easy access
  • 8″ wind turbine and 6″ vent for ventilation
  • Reinforced with steel rebar, fiber mesh and poured with a minimum of 6000 lb psi concrete
  • Can be decoratively stamped and/or stained at an additional charge.