Outdoor in-ground shelters require an inspection after the ground has been excavated, but before the shelter is placed. An additional inspection prior to digging may be requested to verify the shelter is out of all easements and setbacks. As with any outdoor digging, the contractor or homeowner should call OKIE to locate all utilities and buried lines.
Above Ground Shelter
Outdoor above ground shelters require a site inspection before placement to ensure zoning and easement requirements are met. An additional inspection will be required for any new foundation that is installed for the shelter.
Indoor In-Ground Safe Room
Indoor in-ground safe rooms require an inspection if the slab has a post-tension cable system or if re-routing of plumbing lines or mechanical systems is performed.