Walk-Down Safe Shelters

Walk-Down Safe Shelters


This model is ideal for flat ground area. It benefits include:

  • ALL COMPONENTS MEET OR EXCEEDS FEMA 320 AND ICC500 GUIDELINE
  • Inside Dimensions is six 6’x8’x6’1″ Holds 8-10 people
  • 100% Waterproofed (excluding condensation)
  • Specialized Concrete Design curing out over 7,800 # in 28 days
  • Crystalline Admixture added to concrete to ensure product is waterproof.
  • Inside bottom and Outside Top treated with two (2) coats of Masonry Waterproofing
  • 4 ½ – 5” Wall Thickness
  • Walls Reinforced with 3/8″ Rebar 12″ on center
  • 10 Gauge Steel Door with Three (3) Point Locking System
  • Door Gasketed, Sealed and Padlockable
  • Door Tested and Certified by Texas Tech University for projectile impaction
  • Dual 4″ Ventilation System with Insect Screens
  • Heavy Duty Steps with Hand Rail






Interested in our Above-ground Walk-in Shelters instead?

Accessible shelter built to the American Disabilities Act? Click the button below for more info on our Walk-In Shelters.

Walk-In Shelters


Additional Features

Testing

Our storm shelters go through extreme testing to insure the safety of your lives. This includes:

  • Hydrostatic testing
  • Ballistics testing
  • Durability testing

Testing information

Additional Features

Additional Features are available, at an extra cost, to make your storm shelter more hospitable.

  • Fourth Step – We can add a fourth step to reduce the incline into your shelter
  • Wind Turbine Topper – to provide added ventilation inside of your shelter.
  • Electrical Conduit – Allows for you to hook electricity directly into your unit

Building a new home? Contact us to find more information about integrating an Alabama Safe Shelter into the build of your new Home!


FAQ

Q: Why is the term "safe room" being used instead of "shelter"?

Having a safe room in your home or small business can help provide near-absolute protection for you and your family or employees from injury or death caused by the dangerous forces of extreme winds. Near-absolute protection means that, based on our current knowledge of tornadoes and hurricanes, the occupants of a safe room built according to the guidance in this publication will have a high probability of being protected from injury or death. Our knowledge of tornadoes and hurricanes is based on numerous meteorological records as well as extensive investigations of damage to structures from extreme winds. Having a safe room can also relieve some of the anxiety created by the threat of an oncoming tornado or hurricane.

More Information about Safe Rooms

Q: Will it "float" out of the ground?

A hydrostatic test is a way in which pressure vessels such as pipelines, plumbing, gas cylinders, boilers and fuel tanks can be tested for strength and leaks. Our shelters go through extensive Hydrostatic testing to insure the safety of you and your loved ones.

More Information on Hydrostatic Testing