Storm Shelter Removal:
How & Why We Do It
Why we remove old storm shelters
I know what you’re thinking…why would anyone need storm shelter removal services in Oklahoma?
Storm shelters don’t last forever. In most cases, the storm shelters are over 25 years old don’t meet current FEMA guidelines.
There are several circumstances that can make homeowners want to get rid of old storm shelters, but the most common are:
- It’s already collapsing and it’s an eyesore or danger
- It’s full of water and has become a mosquito magnet
- It’s in the way of where you’re wanting to build something
- It’s an old DIY shelter and there’s no way anyone can convince you to get in it.
A lot of our customers schedule a new storm shelter installation for the same day because nobody wants to be without a storm shelter in Oklahoma.
Over the last several years, we’ve helped several homeowners with storm shelter removal. Some shelters are easier to remove than others, but we’ve never run into one that we couldn’t make disappear. In this post, we are going to show you a few of the storm shelters we’ve removed and why these homeowners chose to have them removed.
storm shelter removal process
Before we start, we always call OKIE 811. Even though we aren’t technically digging a new hole, we play it safe because we never know if there’s a buried utility line close enough to matter.
Once we’ve finished the storm shelter removal, we finish with dirt work and you won’t be able to tell it was ever there.
Depending on the size of the storm shelter, location of your house and space we are working in, this process typically takes us anywhere from 5-8 hours from start to finish, but sometimes can be a 2 day process.
Storm Shelter Demolitions
Below are some photos and stories of storm shelter demolitions we’ve done over the last few years.
before & after
Below are some before & after photos of storm shelter demolitions we’ve done over the last few years.
WHY CHOOSE SPRAGUE'S BACKHOE FOR THE JOB?
Homeowners call us for storm shelter removal services because we:
• are highly skilled
• offer the highest degree of customer satisfaction
• have over 2 decades of experience in heavy equipment operation
• are properly insured, licensed & bonded
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