Above Ground Storm Tornado Shelters

Completed saferoom in garage
Completed steel saferoom in garage

We offer concrete/steel storm and tornado shelters in sizes 6 x 8 and 8 x 10, or custom built group shelters to accommodate any number of people. Our above ground concrete shelter you can just walk right into from ground level. There is no pad or additional anchoring required—just flat, level ground. This shelter is made with concrete and built to FEMA 320 specifications, which is the standard for the building of residential shelters. The steel door has been tested at Texas Tech Wind Science and Debris Impact Testing Center and is rated for 250 mph winds or EF5 tornado.

Concrete, above ground tornado shelter ready to install
Concrete, above ground tornado shelter ready to install

To the left is a photo of a 6 x 8 concrete handicap accessible (walk in) tornado shelter. The storm shelter weighs approximately 11,000 pounds. It is made out of concrete that is state-tested at 6,500 PSI. The structure has approximately 800 feet of reinforced steel bar and fiber mesh for additional strength. It has a tested and passed steel door for added protection. This shelter is an excellent choice for anyone who has a problem with stairs or steps or lives in a high water table area. Contact us for a free storm shelter quote.

The storm shelter exterior is smooth-faced concrete. It can be painted, stuccoed, sheeted, sided, or bricked. The roof and walls can be 4″, 6″, or 8″ of steel reinforced concrete depending on the size of the shelter. If needed, we can provide a new entry from your house into the storm shelter.

Garage Shelters

Our steel garage shelter can be made in various sizes —you tell us how many people you need to protect or give us the measurements and we’ll build it for you! This shelter is bolted and anchored to the existing concrete in your garage. Our garage shelter has been tested and passed at Texas Tech Wind Science and Debris Impact Testing Center, the same center that does FEMA testing. Each shelter bears a certificate with a serial number from the National Storm Shelter Association stating that the design, construction and installation meet the FEMA P 361 and NSSA ICC 500 2014 which are the highest standards for building tornado shelters. It is structurally built to bear wind loads in excess of 250 mph or an EF5 tornado.

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Above Ground, Handicap Accessible Tornado Storm Shelter