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BBB Proudly Offers Hausner’s Storm Shelters!

Models Available:

All Hausner’s storm shelters meet FEMA 320361, and ICC 500 protocol.
They have also been tested at Texas Tech’s Wind Science & Engineering Research Center.
We are a member of the American Tornado Shelter Association and the Better Business Bureau.    
Hausner’s is committed to building safe, affordable shelters. Our number one goal is satisfied customers.
The following accessories are included at no extra charge:

  1. Double continuous handrail on ladder-type stairs for added safety (on slope front models)
  2. Gas operated door closer
  3. 8” wind turbine for ventilation
  4. 6” vent

After BBB has installed your storm shelter, you may find creative ways to enhance the appearance of your storm shelter. Landscape timbers, railroad ties, and stone can be used in interesting ways.
Made Strong to Protect Your Family
Our storm shelters are designed and constructed with your protection in mind. They are reinforced with fiber mesh as well as steel rebar and are poured with a minimum of 6,000 psi concrete (a normal driveway has 3,000-4,000 psi concrete).
Inside Dimensions
The small storm shelter can be carried in with a backhoe.
On the Flat Top shelters, a spring-operated 120# capacity door opener has been utilized and requires no post, pulley, or cable to operate. On the Slope Front shelters, we use a hydraulic strut. The door can be located in the top of the unit according to the contractor or homeowner specifications.
Before You Order Your Shelter
The trucks that deliver the shelters must be able to get to the area where your shelter will be installed. This means that our trucks must have clearance to the installation location. Hausner’s trucks are large and need a minimum 9′ of width and 13 ½’  of clearance.
In preparation for your shelter installation, one of our professionals will visit your home to look for potential sites. Once a suitable site has been found on your property, BBB will contact AR One Call to ensure there are no underground impediments. After AR One Call has completed its work, BBB will return to ensure the site is still acceptable. Then, your new storm shelter will be installed.
Safe Rooms
BBB offers Hausner’s metal and concrete safe rooms. Our concrete safe room has an interior dimension of 6′ x 6′ x 6’2″. Our safe rooms are constructed of A36 3/16″ plate steel with 3/16″ C channel for bracing. Both metal and concrete safe rooms have a 36″ door that is manufactured from two sheets of steel. The outer skin is 3/16″ thick and the inner skin has a 12-gauge thickness with “Z” bracing and 3 deadbolt locks installed. Ventilation is provided through double 4″ vents. The entire unit is primer painted. Textured and colored concrete (shown in the lower right photo) is an upgrade at an extra charge.
Available sizes
4’ x 6’         4’ x 8’        6’ x 6’            6’ x 8’            8’ x 8’
About BBB Septic & Storm Shelters:
For more than 20 years, BBB Septic & Portable Toilets has been providing top quality services throughout the Northwest Arkansas region. From having humble beginnings to being the leader in our industries, BBB has continued to grow and add products and services that make sense for our customers and carry on the “Busy Being Better” tradition whether it’s in our services, products, or customer satisfaction. We are proud to work with such a company as “likeminded” as Hausner’s!
Why We’ve Partnered with Hausner’s
Since 1954, Hausner’s has been a leader in the design, manufacturing, and installation of quality precast concrete products. Hausner’s first septic tanks were made by hand-mixed concrete by the current operators’ grandfather. Now entering their fourth generation of operation, their number one goal remains the same—satisfied customers.
For over 50 years, Hausner’s has been committed to building high quality, affordable products which now include safe, affordable storm shelters. With close to 60,000 units installed, the company has always endeavored to maintain a large inventory to meet the demands of their customers. If you are looking for safety in the time of a storm, look no further than the name that means quality and service—Hausner’s.
Hausner’s also manufactures a precast concrete line which also includes PVC pipe, fittings, and Infiltrator® chambers to help meet your septic system needs.
Hausner’s provides customers with quality, state-of-the-art products and professional service on a personal level. Referral and resource information is available through our plant offices or by email.
How to Maintain Your Shelter
(Homeowner’s Responsibility)
It is very important to keep dirt packed around your shelter. After the first few rain showers, you will see considerable settling around the unit. This is normal. It is necessary to rake the dirt back up against the shelter on all sides. It is recommended by the manufacturer that the dirt remains over halfway up the sides and back of your shelter.
To extend the life of the steel door hinges, it is recommended to lubricate them at least twice a year. The steel door of your shelter has been painted with a metal primer. To prevent rusting, you may wish to re-prime and/or paint when needed.
The manufacturer warrants that there will be no leakage in the concrete structure for a period of 10 years from the date of installation. This includes the seal where the two units are joined. We reserve the right to repair a shelter before replacing it.
The warranty does not include moisture that may appear from time to time in the form of condensation commonly due to temperature variations, humidity, etc. Also, the warranty does not include water that may enter the structure through the door or ventilator.
Small cracks caused by expansion and/or contraction which do not create a leakage or structural problem are not covered by the warranty. This warranty is non-transferrable.
Lubricate hinges twice a year. Hinges are not covered under any warranty. The homeowner will be charged for hinge replacements if required.
The steel door of your shelter has been painted with a metal primer to prevent rusting, so you may wish to re-prime and/or paint when needed.
If the contractor determines that any proposed site is not accessible or if excavation cannot be completed by equipment normally provided by the contractor (i.e. backhoe, delivery truck), the contractor will not be required to perform under contract.
The contractor is not responsible for damage to driveways, sidewalks, or yards but will make reasonable efforts to prevent damage to these areas. Fence removal and replacement are the homeowner’s responsibility.
BBB Septic & Storm Shelters
When Strength and Reliability Count, Families Have Trusted Hausner’s since 1954.
BBB Septic & Storm Shelters
Phone: (479) 271-0058

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