Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Smart Shelters and I received compensation for my time in creating this post. As always my thoughts and opinions are my own.
If you live in Oklahoma you feel my pain. If you don’t live in Oklahoma I can tell you that we had a Tornado, snow, hail, rain storms and 86 degree weather all in the same week. In a nut shell Oklahoma weather is just CRAZY! For most of my life I lived in the Metro Oklahoma City area and we would constantly see Tornado’s on TV ripping through neighborhoods and people losing everything , including their loved ones. We never really had tornados in the metro area. We have now been living in Edmond for the past 14 years or so and within the last couple of years we have, had several close calls with Tornado’s. We even had one circling over our house. We knew it was time we did something about that.
After doing some homework online, we found Smart Shelters. We loved that fact that the stairs were removable and that it included a light and a fan. The seats are even carpeted. Smart Shelters can be installed in your garage, carport, patio or even outside in your yard. We chose to have ours installed in the garage.
The first thing you need to know about getting a shelter is you need to get a permit this will register your home so that if a tornado were to hit the rescue team would know where to find you. Did you know there is even a storm shelter layaway program? Smart Shelters is based in Oklahoma but they service the following states:
Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois.
Smart Shelters arrived at 7:00am with their truck and about 3 workers who were all super nice. They wasted no time in getting to work!
They began measuring and outlining where the shelter would go then started the cutting process.
Then they brought in the “Big Guns”. They used a Bobcat to dig out all of the dirt to make room for the shelter.
Next the gently insert the actual shelter down into the hole.
Next the fill in the sides with concrete and smooth out all around the sides to make it all nice and neat.
I was thoroughly impressed at the amount of time it took for them to install the storm shelter. It only took them about 3 1/2 hours.
Once they were done, we needed to sign some paperwork stating that we were happy with the work and that it was installed. I can’t believe it’s finally ours. If you are worrying about being claustrophobic, I can tell you my husband is also claustrophobic and had no problem being down there.
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