Our storm shelter models come in different sizes above ground to meet your needs. Each shelter is PFE engineered to meet F.E.M.A requirements of at least 250 miles per hour winds in a stability and debris impact test.
Some features of our concrete shelters:
Specializing in Senior citizen and handicap accessible
Above ground or hillside installations available
6-12 man capacity
Community shelters available with variable capacity
6.75″ concrete walls
Ceiling is 6.9″ Tall
35,000 lbs. Shelter Weight
HIGH QUALITY SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND SERVICE FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES IS OUR PRIORITY. TORNADO SEASON
Each year about a thousand tornadoes touch down in the US. Only a small percentage actually strike occupied buildings, but every year a number of people are killed or injured. The chances that a tornado will strike a building that you are in are very small; however, you can greatly reduce the chance of injury by doing a few simple things.
One of the most important things you can do to prevent being injured in a tornado is to be alert and prepared for the onset of severe weather. Most deaths and injuries happen to people who are unaware and uninformed. Young children or the mentally challenged may not recognize a dangerous situation. The ill, elderly, or invalid may not be able to reach shelter in time. Those who ignore the weather because of indifference or overconfidence may not respond to the danger. Stay aware, be prepared, take action, and stay alive!
When severe wind forces you and your family to take cover, where do you go? Criteria for properly constructed storm shelters include testing and engineering that meet the National Performance Criteria for Tornado Shelters produced by FEMA. Our shelters are PFE engineered approved to meet and exceed these vital requirements. The peace of mind a tornado shelter provides is immeasurable. You, your family, and even your pets have a shelter that is proven to stand up to wind strengths in excess of the strongest recorded tornados and can stand up to the punishing flying debris that cause the most damage in a tornado. When a tornado warning is issued, there may not be time for your family to run to a community shelter, and if you have pets, you have an additional problem. With one of our shelters on your property, you and your family will be within steps of a safe, comfortable place to ride out the storm.
Tornado Shelter Design
Our shelters are available in two sizes in concrete 6′ x 6′ x 6’9” or 6′ x 12′ x 6’9”
With 6.75” thick average wall thickness and 6” ceilings and floors.
All solid concrete construction.
We use double plated steel doors with 9/16th pins and bolts to operate and latch the door.
We use a single lever system to enter the door, you just lift and push and you are in. The entry is a full 36” wide for easy use by handicap device users.
The shelters are ventilated with a 3” x 36” vent above the door and two 8” round vents in the roof at the rear of the shelter.
The shelters have 8.5cy concrete in large unit or 6.5cy in the small unit .
The large unit weighs approximately 35,000lbs.
The small unit weighs approximately 25,000lbs
The shelters have electrical conduit molded in for the attachment of electricity and a phone line if desired
1. How big are the shelters? Inside: 6′ W x 12′ L x 6’9″ T, Outside: 7′ W x 13′ L x7’9″ T 2. How much do they weigh? Large: 35,000 pounds, Small: 25,000 pounds 3. How thick are the shelters? Side walls: 6 3/4 in., Ceiling and Floors: 6 in. 4. Are they steel reinforced? Yes, top, bottom and sides. 5. How does the door work? It opens to the inside. 6. Why the inside? To help prevent occupants from being trapped by obstructions. 7. How wide is the door? 36″ x 72″. Double plated steel with 9/16″ pins and bolts to swing and latch it. 8. How are the shelters made? With solid concrete. 9. How is it ventilated? It has two 8″ vents in the roof and a 3″ x 36″ vent above the door. 10. How do you fasten it to the ground? It is anchored by four 34″ anchors and 2 high tension steel bands. 11. How do you seal the shelter? It is sealed with NP-1 Adhesive Sealant. 12. Where are they available? MS, AL, and TN. 13. Can you put it in a house or building? Yes, if it is done before the walls and ceiling are finished. Then build around it. 14. How do you install them? Put them flat on the ground or in a hill side.