Storm Shelter Warranty

All storm shelters installed by Sprague’s Backhoe have undergone impact testing at Texas Tech University’s Wind Institute and meet or exceed FEMA standards.

Below Ground Concrete

Our storm shelter supplier is a leading supplier in storm shelters and safe rooms in Oklahoma offering the highest quality products on the market.  The following products come with manufacturer’s warranties:

  • Slope Front Shelter:  This product comes with a manufacturer’s warranty from leakage for a period of 10 years from the date of installation.  In order for the warranty to be valid, the customer must grease the hinges periodically to keep them in working order.  This warranty includes the seal between the two units; however, it does not apply to moisture caused by condensation from temperature variations, humidity, ground water or water that may come through the ventilators or the door.  Small cracks that are caused by expansion and contraction, which do NOT cause leakage and damage due to geological events or nature are also not covered by this warranty.

  • 6×8 & 6×13 Flat-Top Shelter:  This product comes with a manufacturer’s warranty from leakage for a period of 5 years from the date of installation.  In order for the warranty to be valid, the customer must grease the hinges periodically to keep them in working order.  This warranty includes the seal between the two units; however, it does not apply to moisture caused by condensation from temperature variations, humidity, ground water or water that may come through the ventilators or the door.  Small cracks that are caused by expansion and contraction, which do NOT cause leakage and damage due to geological events or nature are also not covered by this warranty.
  • Shelters Encased in Concrete:  These products come with a limited 5 year manufacturer’s warranty. Products include any shelter encased in concrete or surrounded in concrete {ex. patio, garages, storage buildings, etc.} due to lack of access to repair and possible cost to replace.  The manufacturer will repair to the best of its ability. Damage due to geological events or nature are not covered by this warranty.
  • Hinges: Must show signs of continuous maintenance to qualify for warranty repair – Must be greased bi-annually.
  • Cracks: Small cracks caused by expansion and/or contraction, which do NOT cause leakage are not covered by this warranty. Damage due to Geological Events or Acts of Nature is not covered as this is beyond our control. Possible hairline cracks at time of handling, delivery, and installation is only cosmetic and not structural, will not be under warranty.
  • Shelter Modifications: Any modifications to storm shelter-from its original state after installation- such as drylok, paint, holes drilled through concrete, etc., will void the warranty of the shelter.

Above Ground Safe Rooms

  • 5×7 Concrete Safe Rooms: The manufacturer warrants this product from leakage for a period of five (5) years from the date of installation. This warranty covers leaks that occur in the concrete. However, this warranty does not apply to moisture that may appear which is caused from condensation due to the temperature variations, humidity, etc. Condensation due to ground water will not covered by this warranty. This warranty does not apply to water that may come through the ventilators or the door. Small cracks that are caused by expansion and/or contraction, which do NOT cause leakage are not covered by this warranty. Damage due to Geological Events or Acts of Nature is not covered as this is beyond our control.
  • 6×8 Concrete Safe Rooms: The manufacturer warrants this product from leakage for a period of five (5) years from the date of installation. This warranty covers leaks that occur in the concrete. However, this warranty does not apply to moisture that may appear which is caused from condensation due to the temperature variations, humidity, etc. Condensation due to ground water will not covered by this warranty. This warranty does not apply to water that may come through the ventilators or the door. Small cracks that are caused by expansion and/or contraction, which do NOT cause leakage are not covered by this warranty. Damage due to Geological Events or Acts of Nature is not covered as this is beyond our control.
  • 7x9 Concrete Safe Room in Oklahoma7×9 Concrete Safe Rooms: The manufacturer warrants this product from leakage for a period of five (5) years from the date of installation. This warranty covers leaks that occur in the concrete. However, this warranty does not apply to moisture that may appear which is cause from condensation due to the temperature variations, humidity, etc. Condensation due to ground water will not covered by this warranty. This warranty does not apply to water that may come through the ventilators or the door. Small cracks that are caused by expansion and/or contraction, which do NOT cause leakage are not covered by this warranty. Damage due to Geological Events or Acts of Nature is not covered as this is beyond our control.
  • Metal Indoor Safe Rooms: The manufacturer warrants this product from leakage for a period of five (5) years from the date of installation. This warranty does not apply to water that may come through the ventilators or the door. Damage due to Geological Events or Acts of Nature is not covered as this is beyond our control.
  • Hinges: Must show signs of continuous maintenance to qualify for warranty repair – Must be greased bi-annually.
  • Cracks: Small cracks caused by expansion and/or contraction, which do NOT cause leakage are not covered by this warranty. Damage due to Geological Events or Acts of Nature is not covered as this is beyond our control. Possible hairline cracks at time of handling, delivery, and installation is only cosmetic and not structural, will not be under warranty.
  • Shelter Modifications: Any modifications to shelter-from its original state after installation- such as drylok, paint, holes drilled through concrete, etc., will void the warranty of shelter.

Sprague’s Backhoe is not responsible for redressing of the shelters once they have settled.  Damages due to geological events or nature are not covered by this warranty.

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