Installation of above ground storm protection – Sprague backhoe loaders (2023)


With interest rates on the rise, now is the time to finance your storm shelter at 2.99% APR.

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above ground safe rooms are becoming increasingly popular

common reasons people want above ground storm shelters

  • You're having a hard time going up and down stairs now, so you want security from storms without an underground shelter.
  • Being closed in tight spaces, especially underground, causes a lot of anxiety, so you want an above-ground storm shelter.
  • You are younger, love your home and expect to live there for many, many years. Above-ground storm protection is planned for the future.
  • This is about your parents. They are older, can still live alone, but use walkers/wheelchairs. You want them to be able to quickly and easily secure themselves in a shelter during a storm.

Whatever brought you to this page, we're here to help.


Prices for safe rooms

All prices include installation. Leveling a room for your safe space is a free service we offer. No taxes, no deposit, no hidden fees.

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7x9 above ground safe room


Our 7×9 above-ground concrete security room sleeps up to 16 people and is anchored with (8) 3-foot metal anchors.

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6x8 above ground safe room


Our above-ground 6×8 concrete security room sleeps up to 12 people and is anchored with (6) 3-foot metal anchors.

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5x7 above ground safe room


Constructed of 5×7 concrete, our above-ground security room sleeps up to 9 people and is anchored with (6) 3-foot metal anchors.

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Why should you choose the Sprague backhoe to install your above ground storm shelter?

Sprague's Backhoe uses the highest quality products and materials and offers a level of detailed service unmatched by larger companies. Customer satisfaction is our top priority.

Decades of experience

We have been installing above ground storm shelters in Oklahoma for over 20 years.

We are listening

We don't talk to you, we listen and then help you find the best solution for your situation.

We are reliable

You can count on us to show up when we say it, work hard and do a great job.

Transparent prices

Many companies keep their prices vague. We'll tell you how much our above ground storm shelters cost right here on the website before you call.

No deposit

We do not require a deposit to be included in our safe room schedule, but payment is due in full at the time of installation.

Highly recommended

Our happy customers leave raving reviews on Google and Facebook.


Funding is easy and can be done online. Once you've completed your application, let us know so we can send you the paperwork your loan officer will ask for.

How secure are above-ground safe rooms?​

Above ground storm shelters installed by Sprague's Backhoe are built to withstand an F5 tornado. Each above-ground security room has the following characteristics:



Each above-ground storm shelter installed by Sprague's Backhoe includes an embossed rock pattern and powder-coated steel door that helps minimize rusting.

To maximize airflow in each containment space, there is an 8" turbine, 3" vent and in-door vent on each unit.



Our above ground storm shelters are constructed of 6,000 PSI reinforced precast concrete with 1/2″ rebar on 10″ centers and anchored with (6-8) 3′ metal anchors.

The doors are made of vertically reinforced steel with a triple locking system and have been tested at Texas Tech University.

All storm shelters installed by Sprague's Backhoe meet or exceed FEMA 320 and ICC 500 guidelines.



All above ground security rooms come with a 5 year limited manufacturer's warranty.


bonus material

Each safe room is cast and shipped as a one-piece unit (including floor) and manufactured in Oklahoma.

If you need a leveled room for your security room, we offer this service at no extra charge.

Choose the best above-ground storm protection for your home

Prepare for the next storm with confidence by finding the perfect above-ground storm shelter for you and your family. Take our quick and easy quiz now to find out which accommodation suits your needs!

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Additional information on safe room installations


During the fall and winter months, your security room installation can typically be scheduled within 3-6 weeks from the date of your call. However, during the spring or summer months it may take up to 16+ weeks to get an appointment. Snow, rain and severe weather can also delay our schedule.

Okay 811

Sprague's Backhoe will contact OKIE 811 to locate member company lines before we begin work.

Note: OKIE 811 does not locate gas lines, sewer lines, meter-to-home water lines, residential water and sewer lines, or sprinkler lines. It is the customer's responsibility to know the location of private lines.

Storm shelter permits

It is the homeowner's responsibility to obtain a storm lodging permit from their city council if required, but each city has different requirements and prices.

Above ground storm shelter deployment video

Once the installation site is leveled and prepared, the security room can be unloaded from the truck.

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Above ground storm shelter anchoring video

One of our most frequently asked questions is “How are your safe spaces anchored?”

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Yes, Sprague's Backhoe above-ground storm shelters are fully equipped to withstand even the most intense weather conditions, including an EF5 tornado. Our storm shelters meet and exceed FEMA guidelines and are designed to withstand the full force of an EF5 tornado.

You can have peace of mind knowing our shelters are capable of providing the protection you need during a severe weather event.

Our above ground storm shelters are firmly anchored to the ground with 3ft steel anchors, using 6-8 anchors depending on the model selected. This robust anchoring system results in a total weight of approximately 150,000 lbs, thanks to the weight of the shelter combined with the downward force of the anchors.

Ensuring proper anchoring is critical to the safety of everyone using the storm shelter. Improper anchoring can endanger life during storms.

Yes, an above ground storm screen can be moved but will require professional removal and reinstallation services. If you have an above ground storm shelter that you want to move, give us a call(405) 600-4905for a free estimate.

Above ground storm shelters are designed to provide equal or better protection and meet or exceed the same safety standards as compared to underground shelters.

It is recommended to consider the number of people that will be using the shelter as well as any mobility needs when choosing the right size above ground storm shelter. If you need decision support,Take our quizor call us at(405) 600-4905.

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We install above ground safe rooms anywhere within Oklahoma state lines. Areas outside of a 60 mile radius of Blanchard may incur travel charges which will be discussed at the time of booking.

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