Unlike most, our shelters are completely under the normal surface level with normal installation. No ugly humps and no debris to hit the side or your shelter. You can mow over them.

Most of us have had the old "can't crack the egg" trick played on them. That and the fact most underground structures are in a rounded shape is the reason we designed our shelters with the dome roof. It's stronger. Same as tunnels, culverts, gasoline storage tanks and such are built. We've even run our backhoe across the top of ours; not even a dent!

Handcrafted quality, Built one at a time. We don't hire extra help during the rush season. That can compromise  the product. But, the end result will be worth the wait. Over 900 satisfied customers in 26 States, Since 1999. We must be doing something right.

A shelter isn't a shelter just like a crop duster and a Boeing 767 aren't both just airplanes.

First we test them for leaks three ways: Visual, Zyglow, and water pressure at 4,200 PSI. 
We then coat them with an epoxy/tar blend, five gallons or more of it, and unlike regular tar roof coatings, this dries hard. It's even approved by the U.S. Corps of Engineers on dam gates, underground gasoline tanks, barges, and offshore drilling rigs.

What's on the outside and inside

Building a new home? Have your contractor put one under a room, no running in the rain!

we use ONLY the best paint and sealers possible!

Put one right beside your driveway, side walk, or patio.

All of our shelters are setup to run electric/cable into them. Each have a 1/2" threaded coupler to attach too. This is how one person ran TV and electric to theirs. Using PVC.

EF5 Proven! Not just lab tested.

Our main goal is saving lives, It's our business, since 1999
We don't offer a cheap shelter, We use only the very best materials and workmanship we can find. We are constantly upgrading our shelters to bring you the very best in safety and appearance. Some pictures may not show new features, We  update our shelters faster than the website. The product is more important.
We don't think you can find a better shelter if your life depended on it, and it does!

Why do we go with Steel? Vs Concrete or Fiberglass?

Answer: They're extremely safe. Because of the "Faraday Effect."
A "Faraday" is any enclosed "hollow" shell made of an electrical conducting material. If there is a large electric field outside the conducting shell, the electric charges on the shell will move around and rearrange themselves until the electric field inside the shell is zero. Therefore a Faraday structure acts as a shield for large electric fields or for electromagnetic waves. Even if a Faraday structure experiences the large electric fields of a lightning strike, the electric field INSIDE the Faraday structure will be zero. Hence a Faraday structure makes an effective shield against lightning strikes.

A man standing in a wire mesh cage.
Faraday Effect.

Question: Your shelters are steel, what about lightning?

Ground shifts. Steel can give without cracking like fiberglass or concrete
We've had many people wanting us to dig up their concrete shelter and replace it with ours. Also, unlike most concrete or fiberglass, our stairwell is offset and doesn't take up room in your shelter. It's just a new Higher Tech and better approach to a creating a higher level of  quality for  protection against tornadoes. Bottom line... You can get cheaper, But, you won't get better for the price. We have folks all over the US come get one of ours. From South Florida, South Texas, to Montana.

There's a reason for it. Quality, reputation, and price.

The inside is finished with Sher-Kem gloss white. Four coats. We've been told they're even "pretty" inside. Same paint as used on the outside of Boeing 747's, 777's Super durable!

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