Tornado Shelters

10 Gauge Steel Walls, Reinforced with 2″ by 2″ angle iron
Floors and walls are welded inside and out
6″ Metal Steps
8″ Benches
Lid features 1/4″ steel, bent on all 4 sides for strength
Back lid is bent on 3 side for extra strength and can be used as a second exit by removing wingnuts
Encapsulated inside and out with nonslip and impervious surface

Underground Garage Unit

Convenience is the key when it comes to safety during a storm.  Our below ground tornado shelters are unique because they can be installed in your garage and don’t require the use of valuable square footage.  Also,  TornadoSafe shelters are out of the weather and out of harm’s way. Installation typically takes between 4-8 hrs depending on the size.

 

  • Meets/Exceeds FEMA 321, 360, and ICC 500 protocols including impact testing, design pressure testing and uniform load structural pressure testing

  • Heavy duty steel construction with 1/4″ steel plate lid

  • Includes an emergency secondary opening hatch

  • Leak proof – welded inside, outside and encapsulated with ShelterShield™

  • Store away handrail

  • Removable 6″ metal steps and 8″ metal benches that are encapsulated with our non-slip coating ShelterShield™

  • Lifetime non-transferable warranty against leaking and floating

1/4″ Plate Steel Walls and Door
3.25″ x 1.5″ x 1/4′ C Channel Steel Subframe
Powder Coated Inside and Out
ADA Compliant Steel Door Can Open In or Out
4 Heavy Duty Hinges
Lockable Handle with 4 Point 1″ Dead Bolt Locking System
1.5″ Thick Bullet Proof Window
Custom Designed Air Vent For Air CIrculation

Above Ground Garage Unit

Our above ground tornado shelters are engineered, tested and meet the highest quality standards at a competitive price. They come in a variety of sizes ranging from a 3 person to a 16 person unit and are fully powdercoated inside and out.

 

  •  Meets/Exceeds FEMA 321, 360, and ICC 500 protocols including impact testing, design pressure testing and uniform load structural pressure testing
  •  1/4″ Exterior Skin Steel Plate reinforced with a 1.5″ x 3.25″ x 1/4″ C channel subframe
  •  Hilti Anchoring System with 5/8” anchors
  •  Lockable door handle with 4 point dead bolt system
  •  1/4” Precision laser cut ADA compliant door with 1.5” x 3.25” x 1/4” C channel reinforcement with 4 heavy duty hinges
  •  Door can open to the inside or outside, and can be placed on any side of the shelter
  •  Powder Coated
  •  Bulletproof Window
1/4″ Plate Steel Walls and Door
3.25″ x 1.5″ x 1/4′ C Channel Steel Subframe
Powder Coated Inside and Out
ADA Compliant Steel Door Can Open In or Out
Lockable Handle with 4 Point 1″ Dead Bolt Locking System
1.5″ Thick Bullet Proof Window
Custom Designed Air Vent For Air CIrculation

Above Ground Bolt Together Garage Unit

Our above ground bolt together tornado shelters are engineered, tested and meet the highest quality standards at a competitive price. They come in a variety of sizes ranging from a 5 person to a 10 person unit and are fully powdercoated inside and out.

 

  •  Meets/Exceeds FEMA 321, 360, and ICC 500 protocols including impact testing, design pressure testing and uniform load structural pressure testing
  •  Hilti Anchoring System with 5/8″ anchors
  •  Cast iron door handle with 4 point dead bolt locking system
  •  1/4” Precision laser cut ADA compliant door
  •  Door can open to the inside or outside, and can be placed on any side of the shelter
  •  Bulletproof window
  •  Grade 8 bolts
  •  Powder Coated
8″ Wind Turbine and 6″ Vent for Ventilation
Reinforced with steel rebar, fiber mesh and poured with a minimum of 6000 lb psi concrete

Concrete Slope Front Shelter

Our below ground concrete slope front storm shelters are engineered, tested and meet the highest quality standards at a competitive price. We use all of the excess dirt around the shelter as a berm to provide extra protection.

 

  •  Meets/Exceeds FEMA 320, 361, and ICC 500 protocols
  •  Texas Tech Tested
  •  Handrail with 5 nonslip steps for easy access
  •  8″ wind turbine and 6″ vent for ventilation
  •  Reinforced with steel rebar, fiber mesh and poured with a minimum of 6000 lb psi concrete
  •  Can be decoratively stamped and/or stained at an additional charge
  •  10 year warranty against leaking and floating
8″ Wind Turbine and 6″ Vent for Ventilation
Reinforced with steel rebar, fiber mesh and poured with a minimum of 6000 lb psi concrete

Concrete Flat Top Shelter

Our below ground concrete flat top storm shelters are an excellent choice for those who want a shelter without the berm that the slope front unit provides. We remove all of the excess dirt from the installation at no additional charge.

 

  •  Meets/Exceeds FEMA 320, 361, and ICC 500 protocols
  •  Texas Tech Tested
  •  Handrail with 5 nonslip steps for easy access
  •  8″ wind turbine and 6″ vent for ventilation
  •  Reinforced with steel rebar, fiber mesh and poured with a minimum of 6000 lb psi concrete
  •  Can be decoratively stamped and/or stained at an additional charge
  •  10 year warranty against leaking and floating
Custom stamped concrete pattern

Above Ground Concrete Safe Room

Our above ground concrete safe rooms are an excellent choice for those who want a shelter that is functional yet also visually pleasing in your backyard. We remove all of the excess dirt from the installation at no additional charge.

 

  •  Meets/Exceeds FEMA 320, 361, and ICC 500 protocols
  •  Texas Tech Tested
  •  Can be decoratively stamped and/or stained at an additional charge
  •  10 year warranty against leaking and floating
  •  The Concrete Safe Room can be attached to your existing pad or a precast pad can be purchased for an extra charge and installed at the same time.
Up to 57 Inches of Height Protection
Withstands Large Impacts
Ventilation on Every Bed
Wheelchair Accessible

Storm Shelter Bed

The Vortex Vault Shelter Bed has been certified by the Texas Tech Wind Institute with an EF5 rating. The video includes the testing completed by Texas Tech. Wind scientists at Texas Tech’s National Wind Institute pioneered work in above ground storm shelters. Beginning in 1974, researchers developed the first “safe rooms” that could be built into a closet. Texas Tech’s shelter work led to the development of specific criteria for constructing above ground shelters that are endorsed by FEMA. Texas Tech also was instrumental in the formation of the National Storm Shelter Association to ensure the highest quality storm shelters to protect people against tornadoes and hurricanes.

Standard Features

  • All shelters have been and will be certified by Texas wind institute for the EF5 rating.
  • All designs are Patent Pending.
  • Shelter operated by 12V DC Battery to provide power when electricity is off, Battery will be charged by a 120V AC Charger.
  • USB Charging plugins.
  • Shelter doors can be opened in the up or down position to provide quick access for storage or emergency.
  • King, Queen, Full, and Twin size shelters will be offered as standard products. Custom sizes/styles will be available upon request.
  • Down Position Height: 19”. Up position Height: 57”.
  • Heights can be modified upon request.
  • Raise and lower time is roughly 1 minute 20 seconds. Faster times will be available for raising the shelter in the near future.
  • Installation time will be roughly 3 hours for a 2 man crew.
  • Units can be completely assembled on site and carried in 1 piece at a time to allow installation where typical units cannot go.

Options

  • Optional 120 V AC plugins and USB plugins.
  • Optional HVAC Duct hook up to provide cool air from home cooling unit.
  • Optional fan to provide fresh external air.
  • Optional Fire Board to provide fire protection for valuables during a house fire.
  • Optional Safe lock to provide increased security for valuables.
  • Optional Gun Racks, Document and valuables storage compartments.
  • Optional Panic button to be tied into home alarm system.
  • Optional bullet resistant plate and fully welded design to provide increased security.
  • Optional cabinets, drawers, countertops, table tops, etc. can be custom designed and installed on top of the shelter.
  • Custom designs for kitchen islands, dining room tables, conference room tables, etc available upon request.
  • All standard colors are available, custom colors, wood finishing, vinyl stickers will be available.

Available in Three Options

Bed Frame Only Protection


19 Inch Height Protection

Slope Protection


38 Inch Height Protection

Full Three Stage Protection


57 Inch Height Protection

 Meets/Exceeds FEMA 320, 361, and ICC 500 protocols
Reinforced with steel rebar, fiber mesh and poured with a minimum of 6000 lb psi concrete
 Texas Tech Tested

Community Shelter

Our above ground community storm shelters are engineered, tested and meet the highest quality standards at a competitive price. We use all of the excess dirt around the shelter as a berm to provide extra protection.

 

  •  Meets/Exceeds FEMA 320, 361, and ICC 500 protocols
  •  Texas Tech Tested
  •  Vent for ventilation
  •  10 year warranty against leaking and floating
Meets/Exceeds FEMA 320, 361, and ICC 500 protocols
Vent for Ventilation

Pet Shelter

Our above ground pet shelters are an excellent choice for those with little furry loved ones. The Pet Shelter can be attached to your existing pad or a precast pad can be purchased for an extra charge and installed at the same time.

 

  •  Meets/Exceeds FEMA 320, 361, and ICC 500 protocols
  •  Texas Tech Tested
  •  Vent for ventilation
  •  10 year warranty against leaking and floating