shelters are Built to standards recommended by FEMA, the Original
constructed of 6,000 PSI concrete with fiber mesh and reinforced
with 3/8" inch rebar every 12 inches running both directions. The
walls are approx 3" thick, the ceiling and floor are 4" thick, and
the shelter weighs approximately 10,000 to 12,600 lbs depending on
ALL models come with an 8" turbine vent, a 6" capped vent, an
staircase with dual hand rails, a leak proof 14 gauge steel door
with three high
strength hinges and a three point/lockable latch & handle. The
door also has a
support cylinder that makes it easy to open and close.
Our shelters do not come pre wired for electricity or any other
utilities. These items
can be added by the customer following installation if desired. We
a licensed professional electrician or telephone installer to
handle these additions.
For concrete shelters, we recommend having your electrician drill
conduit access holes in the base of one of the vent pipes on the
shelter. This allows for easy installation and easier reseal than
a hole drilled through concrete. We have had customers who have
had electricity, telephones added to their shelters following
installation. In some cases, a cell phone will work in these units
but it varies by location.
Plastic Storm Shelters
Application of Shelters are same as with the Concrete models, but
provide an alternative material of construction. Certified as 300
year usable lifespan.