GUARDIAN 

If you or your loved ones are over 5' 9", they will love the Guardian concrete storm shelter and it's 6' 2" interior height.

 

  • Shelter design to meet or exceed FEMA 

  • Walls and floors are 4" thick reinforced and waterproofed concrete

  • Reinforced and coated doors and frames lock in three areas for safety against storms while being easy to open with gas-assisted actuators.

  • Multi vent ventilation keeps the shelter well ventilated and assists with keeping the interior from feeling damp and musty smelling

Available Models                               Capacity    

5x7 Slope               5' x 7' x 6' tall          6 person

Decorative 5x7       5' x 7' x 6' tall          6 person

6x8 Slope               6' x 8' x 6'2" tall    10 person   

Decorative 6x8       6' x 8' x 6'2" tall    10 person 

Jumbo Slope          6'8" x 10' x 6'2"    16 person   

Decorative Jumbo  6'8" x 10' x 6'2"    16 person  

Features

Capacity .....................12 & 16 person capacity

Interior Height ............ 6' 2"  (Extra Tall Height)
Ventilation .................. 6″ vent and 8" wind turbine vent
Steps / Ladder ........... 5 skid-resistant welded steel steps w/ handrail

Door .......................... Reinforced steel door and frame meeting                                          FEMA 320 and 361 standards and ICC 500                                      standard

                                    Door has gas spring assist for easy opening

                                    Door has 3-point locking system 

Color ......................... Standard color is concrete light gray

                                    Decorative finish is optional in gray stone or

                                    brown rock finish for $400 more.

Warranty ................... 10-year manufacturer warranty 

Other ......................... Made in Oklahoma

Extra Tall

Structural Specifications

  • 14,000 average weight

  • Minimum of 6,000 psi concrete walls and floor with reinforced steel rebar

  • Shelters walls are over 4 inches thick

  • 2 piece unit with sealer and bolted straps between parts

  • Once installed, top of shelter will be 2 to 2 1/2 feet above the ground

 


Installation Requirements

  • Requires 10 foot straight shot backup to the hole or a 14 ft opening with a 14 ft high clearance

  • Approximately two hour installation

  • Storm shelter appearance can be enhanced with landscape timbers, rail road ties, and stone

 

 

Testing Specifications

  • Designed in accordance of FEMA 320 and 361 and ICC 500 standards

  • Door has been tested at Texas Tech Wind and Science Institute

NOTE:  Concrete storm shelters may come from multiple manufacturers depending on model and availability.  All are fully compliant with FEMA storm shelter standards.  Dimensions and quality will be consistent.  However, there may be slight differences in the aesthetics i.e. look of the door, air vents, door shocks etc.

Prices include delivery & installation within a Survivor Shelters location.  Mileage or travel fee may be assessed if more than 50 miles from the nearest local installer.  Please contact our office for further details or location of the nearest installer.  Click HERE to see Survivor Shelters office and installer locations.

 

MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR YOUR SHELTER

TIP #1:

It is very important to keep dirt packed around your shelter and slightly domed up to the walls of the shelter.  After the first few rains following installation, you will see considerable settling of the dirt around the unit.  This is normal.  It is necessary to rake or shovel the dirt back up against the shelter on all sides.  It also helps to pack the dirt tight against the shelter with your foot.  It is recommended by the manufacturer that the dirt remains over halfway up the sides and back of your shelter.  This creates a dome or crown around the shelter that sheds water away from the shelter walls. FYI, it is not necessary to put any type of waterproofing agent on the outside of your shelter as they come sealed from the manufacturer.

TIP #2:

To extend the life of the steel door hinges, it is recommended to lubricate them at least twice a year.  Failure to do so may cause hinges to freeze up and/or break off of the door or door frame.  Hinge replacement IS NOT covered by our Limited Warranty.

Tip #3:

The steel door of your shelter has been painted with a metal primer.  To prevent rusting, you may wish to re-prime and/or paint when needed.   You also need to be sure to prevent leaves, pine needles and dirt from collecting below or on your door or hinges.  This accelerates rusting and can cause your door or hinges to fail.  You may also want to look into putting weather stripping around the inside of your shelter door to keep the water from leaking in during heavy wind-driven rains.  Our Limited Warranty does not cover water leaking in around the door or around the door handle.

Tip #4:

While the air vents do have screens and the door does a good job of keeping insects, moths, etc. out of your storm shelter, for some reason spiders seem to find their way into these shelters.  We do recommend that you make time to clean your shelter of any cobwebs, spiders, etc. at the beginning of Spring and check it a couple of times through the Summer and Fall.  Pay special attention to make sure you do not have any Brown Recluse (fiddle back) spiders or Black Widow spiders as you don't want to run the risk of sharing the shelter with these poisonous spiders during a severe storm.

Tip #5:

While it is good to keep folding chairs, water, and other supplies in your storm shelter, please make sure to prevent anything that may attract ants or other insects.  If a soft drink spills or food drops on the floor during a shelter, please make sure to clean it up thoroughly or you may find a colony of sugar ants or other ants trying to live in your storm shelter.

 

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