Storm Shelters


Seeking Shelter?

Do you know where you would go if a Tornado Warning is issued?

Let Us Help!

 

Our shelters are designed and constructed with your protection in mind.  They are reinforced with fiber as well as steel rebar, and they are poured with a mninimum of 6,000 psi concrete.

 Take a look at our Gallery of Shelters we have installed

The following accessories are included at no extra charge:

  • Double handrail on steps
  • Gas operated door closer
  • 8" Wind turbine for ventilation
  • 6" Vent
  • Aluminum screening on both vents

Standard Installation includes the following: 

  • Dig and set the shelter
  • Backfill and cover with existing soil
  • No soil to be hauled in or out
  • Final grade when we finish will depend on soild conditions
  • We can either place all excavated soil back around the shelter or leave excess soil elsewhere on site.

Other Options and upgrades available:

  • Flat Top Shelter - Can be installed under concrete slabs for access from inside house or garage (Must be installed prior to concrete being poured)
  • Jumbo shelter ((7'6" x 10'8") - Have a large family, or planning on a Multi-Family shelter?  Take a look!
  • External Handrail
  • Extension Kit - Allows entire shelter to be burried, only the vents and the door are above ground.  You must supply the additional topsoil, typically 10 yards is sufficient.

Pricing: (Standard Installation, within 25 miles of Sulphur Springs, TX)

  • 6' x 8' Sloped Front                         $3,295.00
  • 5' x 7' Flat Top                               $4,195.00
  • Jumbo Sloped Front (7'6" x 10'8")     $4,995.00
  • External Handrail                              $    75.00
  • Extension Kit (Top soil EXTRA)           $   500.00

For distances up to 75 miles from Sulphur Springs, add $4/mile for any distance beyond 25 miles (I.E> - if you are 50 miles away, the extra charge would be $4 x 25 = $100)

 

Installation:

 

STEP ONE STEP TWO STEP THREE 
STEP FOUR STEP FIVE STEP SIX

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Storm Shelter FAQ

Storm Shelter FAQ's

 

What is the shelter made of?

High Strength concrete with steel rebar reinforcing and fiber mesh.  The minimum thickness of the walls is 4".

I'm terrified of {Snakes, Spiders, Scorpions, Bugs}.  What can I do?

SO ARE WE! So we take special precautions to protect you from all of these.  We install weatherstripping around the door, and aluminum screening in both air vents to keep anything larger than a gnat out of the shelter

Does it matter which way the shelter faces?

The primary concern is what is going to be the quickest and easiest way for you to get in the shelter.  Although technology has improved, and at times there are 15 minutes of warning or more, there are also many times where there is NO NOTICE of a tornado.  Thus, the primary concern is how fast can you get in the shelter.  You may have only seconds of notice!

Will I have to worry about water in my shelter?

NO! The manufacturer provides a 10 year warranty against leaks.  They have been in the business since 1954, with over 70,000 shelters in the ground.  We have only had a couple of shelters that had leaks, and within a day of calling the manufacturer, they had a repair crew on site and completely repaired the leak.


Won't we be trapped if a tree falls on us/ debris gets piled up on the door?

You might not be able to get out right away, but if you have the recommended emergency kit in your shelter, you will be just fine until emergency personnel can clear the door.  With the two vents, there will be plenty of air circulation.  If you have decent cellular reception at your home, you will typically have similar reception in the shelter.  Unless the cell tower is destroyed in the storm, you should be able to call 911 and tell them where you are.  

Storm Shelters (Old)

Seeking Shelter?
Do you know where you would go if a Tornado Warning is Issued?
Let Us Help!

 


Slope Front Storm Shelter

 


Our shelters are designed and constructed with your protection in mind. They are reinforced with fiber as well as steel rebar, and they are poured with a minimum of 6,000 psi concrete. 

The following accessories are included at no extra charge:
Double handrail on steps
Gas operated door closer
8" wind turbine for ventilation
6" vent 

 

Standard Installation includes the following:

  • Dig and set the shelter
  • Backfill and cover with existing soil
  • No soil to be hauled in or out
  • Final grade when we finish will depend on soil conditions
  • We can either place all excavated soil back around the shelter or leave excess soil elsewhere on site.

Other options and upgrades available:

  • Flat Top Shelter - can be installed under concrete slabs for access from inside house or garage
  • Install electric to unit - Lighting, battery charging
  • Install Benches for fixed seating
  • Install Cable/Telephone/Data cabling - Watch television reports while in shelter, have backup computer, etc.
  • Supply FEMA reccomended emergency kit
  • Haul off excess soil, bring in topsoil to backfill with

 Pricing: (Standard Installation, within 25 miles of Greenville TX)

  • 6' x 8' Sloped Front                                    $3,195.00
  • 5' x 7' Flat Top                                             $4,095.00
  • Jumbo Sloped Front (7'6"x10'8")            $4,895.00

For distances up to 75 miles from Greenville, add $4/mile for any distance beyond 25 miles (I.E. - if you are 50 miles away, the extra charge would be $4 x 25 = $100)

Installation

 

 

STEP ONE STEP TWO STEP THREE
STEP FOUR STEP FIVE STEP SIX

Click Here to view Technical Drawing
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