ABOVE GROUND STORM SHELTERS
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On April 30, 2014 a category EF-4 tornado swept through Louisville, MS leaving a trail of death and destruction. One of our storm shelters received a direct hit and emerged intact. Read the complete story from the American Red Cross.
New! One piece precast storm shelter!
Our Precast Concrete Storm Shelters are certified to meet the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) Standard and our doors have been tested by the Texas Tech Wind Engineering Research Center following the guidelines of FEMA 320 and ICC—500 (2008) standard.
Our precast concrete storm shelters are made with 4000 p.s.i. concrete and reinforced with 6 ga. wire mesh. The storm shelter door is double plated steel and equipped with three heavy-duty hinges and three latches. Our shelters are painted and lined with indoor/outdoor carpet. All of our shelters are designed to meet or exceed the requirements of FEMA 320 and ICC 500. These shelters are especially practical for higher-density areas such as trailer parks.
|Large Storm Shelter||Small Storm Shelter|
|NSSA approved occupancy||13 people||9 people|
|Weight||29,000 lbs +/-||22,800 lbs +/-|
- There are no steps to navigate. Since it is normally raining when you need the shelter, the steps of an underground shelter can be slippery and treacherous. This is especially problematic in the dark.
- No heavy door to lift. Severe storms usually include high winds and heavy rain that make lifting a door extremely difficult or dangerous. The above ground shelter takes care of that problem.
- Will not flood. Heavy rain during a storm can flow over and into underground shelters.
- Easy to install. You do not have to dig a hole to install the above ground shelters, which makes installation cheaper and less time consuming.
- Reduced risk of entrapment. The doors of an above ground shelter are vertical and open to the inside. While anything is possible during a storm, these features greatly reduce the risk of being trapped inside your shelter by debris blown over or against the door.