Above Ground Tornado Storm Shelters
Valley Storm Shelters™ is a leading designer and manufacturer of safe rooms (above ground storm shelters) and storm shelters. Our safe room shelters are constructed to withstand 300 MPH ground speed wind equivalent to that of an EF-5 tornado and have been tested by the Texas Tech Wind Science and Engineering Research Center. Valley Storm Shelters™ is also a Producer Member of the American Tornado Shelter Association.
All above ground Valley Storm Shelters™ (safe rooms) are constructed using the strongest, highest quality materials available. Our shelters are constructed using 1/4” steel plate for wall, floor, and door, reinforced 3/4” steel corners, 4” structural C channel, and a full steel 1/4” floor, with 1/2” plate where Hilti anchor bolts go through shelter into the concrete. The steel floor enhances structural support and prevents electrocution. We apply one coat of primer, two coats high quality industrial paint (light gray). A minimum of three large vents are strategically located to create natural airflow and are covered with 1/4″ steel debris protectors. The electrical access opening is protected with a weather resistant grommet.
The Valley Storm Shelters™ safe room 310 lb. vault-like door is one of the strongest doors on the market. Constructed of 1/4″ plate steel with 4″ C channel reinforcement, our door opens to the inside to prevent entrapment and is equipped with a Medeco pick-proof and drill-proof deadbolt, which allows you the option of using the shelter as a safe/vault to protect valuables. Securing the door during a storm are three 1 1/4″ stainless steel locking pins that are secured through six solid steel guide blocks and three solid steel receiver blocks. Three heavy-duty barrel hinges with grease fittings ensure ease of operation of the door. A 1″ diameter laminated polycarbonate bullet resistant peephole (1 1/4″ thick) allows visual inspection of the area immediately outside of the door.
Valley Storm Shelter’s exclusive anchoring system for above ground storm shelters (safe rooms) is comprised of: 24-inch carbon steel CORELOCK™ anchors, 7-inch by ¾-inch Hilti concrete cutting anchors and industrial 2-component anchoring adhesive.