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8X8 Painted Concrete Above Ground Shelter

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Poured in one piece.
Handicap accessible double steel door that opens inward.
Painted inside and out.
Carpeted
Steel plated covered air vents
7" reinforced walls
Electrical outlet
Doesn't need a slab foundation.
Metal strapped and augered into the ground

The above ground concrete shelters are perfect for families that don’t have a garage, have small back yards, people that have mobility issues or need a handicap accessible shelter. They use a very small stamp in the yard and typically we set them close to the house for easy access.

  • These Precast storm shelters are poured as one solid unit, meaning the walls, floor and ceiling have no seams or sections.
  •  The 8x8 is available with 6” or 8” floors and ceilings, the model with 8” floor and ceiling does not need to be anchored but can be for an additional charge if desired. The walls are 7” tapering to 6” at the bottom.
  • The concrete is 4500 PSI reinforced with rebar, wire mesh and cable.
  • The shelter is painted inside and out, carpeted and has an electrical outlet for those who want to add electricity to the inside.
  • The door is primed and painted, opens to the inside and is double plated steel with 3 grease fitted hinges and an easy open lift type latch.
  • A slab is not necessary. These shelters typically sit on a bed of gravel. The gravel helps us make sure the shelter is level and provides a dry base for it to sit on.

They are designed to meet or exceed FEMA 320 and ICC500 requirements. Rated and tested at Texas Tech Wind and Science Institute to withstand a EF-5 category tornado.
These shelters are certified to meet The National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) standard.

With 6” thick top and bottom:
8’ x 8’ x 87” tall outside dimensions
7’ x 7’ x 6’3” tall inside dimensions
Rated for up to 10 people
Weighs 23,000lbs
With 8” thick top and bottom:
8’ x 8’ x 91” tall outside dimensions
7’ x 7’ x 6’3” tall inside dimensions
Rated for up to 10 people
Weighs 25,000lbs

Concrete Above Ground Installation

The above-ground concrete safe rooms are typically set on 1-2 yards of Crush-n-Run, leveled to form a pad roughly one foot larger in all directions than the shelter itself. We usually pitch the shelter slightly toward the door so that any rain finding its way in will drain out the door. The lighter shelter is metal strapped to the ground with two straps and 4 augers (the heavier one can also be anchored if desired for an additional charge). The shelter can be placed on a slab in which case we would use angle steel to anchor into the concrete.

9'7" x 10'1" Painted Concrete Above Ground Shelter

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Poured in one piece.
Handicap accessible double steel door that opens inward.
Painted inside and out.
Carpeted
Steel plated covered air vents
7" reinforced walls
Electrical outlet
Doesn't need a slab foundation.
Metal strapped and augered into the ground

The above ground concrete shelters are perfect for families that don’t have a garage, have small back yards, people that have mobility issues or need a handicap accessible shelter. They use a very small stamp in the yard and typically we set them close to the house for easy access.

  • These Precast storm shelters are poured as one solid unit, meaning the walls, floor and ceiling have no seams or sections.
  • The walls are 7” tapering to 6” at the bottom, the floor and ceiling is 6”.
  • The concrete is 4500 PSI reinforced with rebar, wire mesh and cable.
  • The shelter is painted inside and out, carpeted and has an electrical outlet for those who want to add electricity to the inside.
  • The door is primed and painted, opens to the inside and is double plated steel with 3 grease fitted hinges and an easy open lift type latch.
  • A slab is not necessary. These shelters typically sit on a bed of gravel. The gravel helps us make sure the shelter is level and provides a dry base for it to sit on.

We do anchor the large shelter with 6” floors with metal straps and augers.

They are designed to meet or exceed FEMA 320 and ICC500 requirements. Rated and tested at Texas Tech Wind and Science Institute to withstand a EF-5 category tornado.
These shelters are certified to meet The National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) standard.

8’7″ X 10’1″ x 91” tall outside dimensions with a 6’7” ceiling height.
Rated for up to 15 people
Weighs 33,000lbs

Painted Concrete Above Ground Installation

The above-ground concrete safe rooms are typically set on 1-2 yards of Crush-n-Run, leveled to form a pad roughly one foot larger in all directions than the shelter itself. We usually pitch the shelter slightly toward the door so that any rain finding its way in will drain out the door. The shelter is metal strapped to the ground with two straps and 4 augers. It can be placed on a slab in which case we would use angle steel to anchor into the concrete.