We would like to share with you the process of installing a storm shelter. The process will be the same for any of our in-ground storm shelters, up to step 6. At this point if, we are installing a Flat Top Shelter in a new home foundation, or patio, the foundation would be poured. The Best Storm Shelter installation process is as follows :
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Selecting a Location
Selecting the right location for your Best Storm Shelter is important. You want to locate your storm shelter in a spot that you and your family can reach safely in the event of an emergency. Keep in mind any in-ground septic tanks, water tables or other underground obstructions.
After you have located the spot where you will be placing your Best Storm Shelter, a hole must be dug. This hole is usually 48-52″ deep to accommodate almost the entire bottom section of the shelter. This way, you know your shelter is deeply rooted in the ground, making it safe and secure.
Leveling and Preparing
Placing the Shelter Bottom
Once the hole is level and ready for your Best Storm Shelter, the crew will lower the bottom part of the shelter into the ground. The shelter is checked to make sure it is level and is firmly seated before going on to the next step.
Preparing for the Top, Placing the Top
The seal between the top and bottom is checked and then a generous bead of sealant is applied. The top is then lowered carefully onto the bottom, making sure that the seal between the top and bottom lines up. Once the top is firmly seated, it is then bolted to the bottom, securing it in place.
Finishing it Out
Once your Best Storm Shelter is in place and the top is firmly secure, we replace the excess soil removed to make the hole. This soil is placed around the top of the shelter and into the gaps around the sides in the hole itself. Once this process is complete, your shelter is now installed. And you can rest assured that if or when disaster strikes, you are prepared.
Most customers will want to beautify their shelter once it is installed. Here at Best Storm Shelters, we can offer you free advice on how to landscape around your shelter, improving its appearance and making it feel like part of your yard. And of course, we can offer you a complete line of products to help beautify your shelter as well.