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STRONG IN-GROUND CONCRETE STORM SHELTERS
It is a LIFE tested fact that concrete storm shelters provide both safety and security for you, your family or business employees during some of nature’s most violent storms such as tornadoes and hurricanes. Smith and Yeagers Storm Shelters are built tough and meet or exceed FEMA 320, ICC-500-208 and the 2009 International Building Code (IBC) standards. Smith and Yeager Concerte Storm Shelters are manufactured in Meridian, Mississippi and installs inground for small businesses and homeowners seeking safety from the biggest of storms.
Please take a look at the below Storm Shelter page and call or email us directly if we can answer a question or help you in any way!
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WHY CHOOSE SMITH AND YEAGER STORM SHELTERS
Easy entry molded concrete step. No Steep Steps Here!
Compete shelter is reinforced with 1/2″ (#4) steel rebar & construction fiber
Top and bottom are 5″ thick concrete
Walls and ends are 4.5″ thick concrete
Unit weights 16,000lbs.
Shelter is buried approzimately 38″ in the ground
It can be installed in a slight bank or on flat ground
Steel air vents are cast into the top
Heavy duty steel door with latch
Will seat up to 12 adults comfortably.
OUR STORM SHELTERS CAN BE INSTALLED IN ONE OF THREE WAYS
OPTION 1: COMPLETELY BURIED
Our concrete shelters are built with only the best materials and can be completely buried on a hill side or slope for added protection. A buried storm shelter adds a secondary layer of protection by surrounding your storm shelter with earth. A buried storm shelter can also be covered with sod to better blend with your homes landscaping. Be sure to ask a Smith and Yeager Storm Shelter professional which install option is best to fit your need.
OPTION 2: PARTIALLY BURIED
A partially buried concrete storm shelter is a great option for those that do not have a hillside or slope to completely burry their storm shelters. Smith and Yeager Storm Shelters are constructed to withstand the storm with no additional protection so they can be installed partially buried on level ground. Another great aspect of a partially buried storm shelter is you can install them in a place that is easily accessable to you and your family. Just like our completely buried unit you can add landscaping or sod to beautify you storm shelter. With Smith and Yeager Storm Shelters you and your family can rest assured knowing you are safe from the next big storm. Be sure to ask your Smith and Yeager Storm Shelter professional which install option is best for you.
OPTION 3: ABOVE GROUND
Part of the terror of an EF5 tornado like the one that hit Moore on May 20 is the notion that nothing above ground can survive a direct hit and the 200 mph winds that rip homes off foundations. But that’s not exactly true. Above ground storm shelters held up exceptionally well in the tornado and could be a better choice than a traditional underground storm cellar. Our above ground storm shelters are made with 4000psi concrete with 6in x 6in x6 gauge reinforcement wire and # 3 rebar. Ceiling and floors are 6in to 71/4 in thick! We use a 32in wide or 40in wide 10 gauge steel door and our above ground shelters come standard with 4 six inch air vents which are made into the shelter. Our above ground shelters weigh in a approximatley 20,000 pounds and anchoring is available. Outside shelter dimensions is 7ft wide x 8ft long x 7ft 2in high. Inside shelter dimensions is 6ft wide x 7ft long x 6ft 2in high.
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