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Why It's Important to Invest in a Storm Shelter When Living in Michigan.

Updated: Mar 17

Michigan weather can change in an instant. In a matter of a day or two the seasons can turn from spring to winter to summer. So Michiganders know we need to be prepared for any kind of weather.

Keep your family safe with a concrete storm shelter.

Tornado season is not something we take lightly, especially since Branch, Hillsdale and Lenawee counties are all part of Michigan’s second largest tornado alley.

Recently strong straight winds and unconfirmed tornadoes caused damage to barns and houses in Hillsdale County. Typically tornado season in Michigan runs from April through July, but it is important to be prepared no matter what the time of year.

One way to prepare for Michigan’s unpredictable weather is with a precast concrete storm shelter. A precast storm shelter provides safety for residents without a basement. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the safest place to be during a tornado is underground. Storm shelters can be buried in the ground close to the home for quick access.

Being prepared and making sure your family is safe from severe weather will eliminate one more stress when Mother Nature strikes.

Becker and Scriven’s precast storm shelter provides safety for residents without a basement. Our shelters are typically buried about 4’ in the ground and then backfilled to the top on 3 sides.  When ready, we will deliver your shelter right to you and place it where your contractor has prepared the earth.

Buried concrete storm shelters can last decades.  Measuring at 7'1" tall, 11'4" long and 6'8" wide, you can rest easy knowing your family will be able to comfortably wait out any storm where damaging winds are involved.  When you order a shelter from us, they come with the door, vents, and wood steps to get down inside.  

As always, our precast concrete is leak proof.  But with our shelters in particular, they also come with a 4” capped vent and a 6” turbine vent.  We suggest investing in some solar lighting for the inside and maybe some shelves or chairs to make waiting out the storm more durable. 

Find your precast concrete storm shelter at Becker & Scrivens of Hillsdale and Montpelier Ohio, the leading ready mix supplier servicing Hillsdale, Branch, Lenawee, Calhoun, Jackson, Steuben and Williams counties.

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