There are standards and guidelines for the construction of tornado storm shelters. These are outlined by FEMA as well as the American Society of Civil Engineers documentation for wind loads on structures guidelines. You can read these for yourself by going to: 320 & 361 guidelines as well as the 2008 standards from ICC500/FEMA.
Rising S tornado shelters exceed every FEMA requirement set fourth in the link above. Our storm shelter’s specially engineered design uses quarter inch carbon plate steel for the walls, floor and roof. (approximately 2 times thicker than the federal guidelines suggest) This increased material thickness translates directly into added strength and extended performance.
The photos below are examples of underground storm shelters and are available in every configuration and size. Whether it’s small 4×8 residential storm shelter or a 20×60 high capacity super school super storm shelter, we have a plan and price that will fit your needs and budget.
In a state that can get anywhere from 50-100 tornadoes a year, the likelihood of being caught in a tornado is great. It’s imperative that you implement the right plan with the highest quality with the most cost effective strategies to ensure the safety of everyone in the storm shelter. In addition to building the highest quality storm shelters available; Our pricing is extremely competitive and we do not sacrifice quality for our bottom dollar. The quality of our work is unmatched and we never compromise quality. Simply put, we are the leaders in the field because all our all steel storm shelters exceed industry standards for quality, durability and craftsmanship.
WHY ARE STEEL STORM SHELTERS SUPERIOR TO THE REST? There are lots of underground storm shelters available today but make no mistake, they aren’t all built to last. Rising S Company steel storm shelters acclimate to the temperature of the ground by expanding and contracting slightly. The flexible nature of steel makes it the perfect material to build underground structures from. Our steel storm shelters are coated with rubberized coating which stops corrosion and guaranteeing the shelter will last for generations. With our steel storm shelters, there is no worrying about typical issues like corrosion, cracks, mold, moisture or collapses due to exposure to the weather and earth. Additionally, unlike traditional concrete shelters. Rising S Company shelters are installed completely below the earth’s surface so there isn’t an unsightly 3 foot hill in your yard. It’s undeniable; our shelters are the SAFEST option in a tornado or extreme weather.