See It In Action
Tornado Tech Shelter's base plate is 6" wide, creating more surface area for the concurrent anchoring methods.
Removing pollutants before epoxy application ensures a strong bond between the Tornado Tech Shelter's base plate and the concrete slab.
1 1/4" deformation occurred on the outer wall without any penetration into the safe zone, thanks to the layered protection of the Tornado Tech Shelter.
Maximizing the epoxy's bond, the existing concrete is scarred to expose a clean surface area for the Tornado Tech Shelter's base plate.
When securing the Tornado Tech Shelter’s anchor tabs, an impact wrench delivering over 200 ft/lbs of torque is used to install the large diameter tapcons.
A hammer drill is used to create a specific diameter hole in the reinforced slab for placement of the tapcons.
Following the Tornado Tech Shelter’s two-part epoxy application and shelter placement, anchoring tabs are installed for an additional layer of security.
The two-part epoxy is used concurrently with large diameter tapcons, applying another form of layered protection for the occupants of a Tornado Tech Shelter.
The Tornado Tech Shelter’s two-part epoxy has been evaluated as a stand-alone anchoring method for EF-5 conditions.
Proven in the transportation industry for decades, a two-part epoxy is applied to the concrete’s scarred surface using a precise mixing nozzle.
Layered flexible walls, concurrent anchoring methods, evenly distributed ventilation, and dual swing (in or out) doors with top to bottom ‘continuous’ hinges make the Tornado Tech Shelter the new standard in above ground safe rooms.
Greatly enhancing emergency egress capability, the dual swing (in or out) doors on the Tornado Tech Shelter have rounded edges to prevent jamming after a major impact.
Shielded ventilation ports dispersed throughout the Tornado Tech Shelter supplies significant oxygen and pressure exchange capability.
Removable locking bars in the Tornado Tech Shelter prevent the need for complex and easily defeated locking hardware.
The continuous (top to bottom) hinged doors on the Tornado Tech Shelter provides substantial durability, and distributes the energy of an impact evenly, without compromising the doors ability to function.
This 4’ x 4’6” Tornado Tech Shelter is the smallest standard size offered, but provides plenty of room for a family of four.
While preparing for the impact test at Texas Tech, an evaluating engineer referred to the Tornado Tech Shelter as “A Beast”.
The Tornado Tech Shelter is available in two standard colors: Royal Blue or Primer Gray, the primer gray option is best for repainting.
All four corners are reinforced with anchor tabs in every Tornado Tech Shelter, and depending on size, additional anchoring tabs may be used.
Depending on the Tornado Tech Shelter’s size, 4 to 6 anchor tabs are installed to reinforce the two-part epoxy anchor method.
By offsetting the large diameter tapcons (LDT) with a steel tab, a turning moment (instead of lifting) is generated upon the LDT, greatly increasing its effectiveness.
Removing pollutants before epoxy application ensures a strong bond between the Tornado Tech Shelter’s base plate and the concrete slab.
Following the EF-5 rated impact test, no deformation occurred on the interior wall of the Tornado Tech Shelter.
After the large diameter tapcons are installed with an impact wrench, a 1 ¼” closed-end wrench is used to confirm the required tension has been achieved.
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WHY TORNADO TECH?
Simply Stated; Layered Protection.
Layered flexible steel walls, concurrent anchoring methods, evenly distributed ventilation, and dual swing (in or out) doors with top to bottom ‘continuous’ hinges make the Tornado Tech Shelter the new standard in above ground safe rooms.
If you’ve been considering an investment in a tornado shelter, the Tornado Tech Shelter may be just what you’re looking for. This patented pending innovative new product is an above ground safe room developed for residential homes as well as community applications.
Utilizing proven manufacturing methods, the Tornado Tech Shelter employs the same engineering methodology found in the aircraft industry. It’s commonly referred to as redundant engineering, and it ensures a backup system is standing by in case the primary system fails.
Evaluated by independent engineering firms and impact tested for EF-5 conditions, the Tornado Tech Shelter tackles every aspect required of an above ground tornado shelter. Some of the key elements include in-home access, proper ventilation, impact strength, secure anchoring, safe entry, and emergency egress. Please take a closer look and thank you very much for your consideration.
Tornado Tech Shelters
|Tornado Tech codes standards qualifications are:|
|1. FEMA 320||2. FEMA 361||3. ICC500/NSSA 2008||4. IBC2006||5. ASCE 7-05||6. NPCTS||7. Safe Room Status|