Steel Shelter Install

Steel shelter being installed.

Concrete Shelter Install

Concrete shelter being installed.

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Safe Shelters

One of the safest places is underground. Whether it is a man-made or natural disaster, many factors are leading people to consider a short term or long term underground living space for their family. Off the grid life support systems - air, water, septic, and power for the shelters can be maintained via green energy solutions.

Today's shelters can be a far cry from the "fall-out bunkers" of the 50's. They can be larger, stronger and more comfortable with bathroom and kitchen facilities. The approximate cost to add a shelter to a custom built home is $300 to $600 a square foot. (Prices may vary depending on individual needs and location*.) Entrances can be incorporated within the home or outside the home (after a site survey and soil test is complete for the best positioning). Below are the types of shelters to be considered.

Steel Shelters

Constructed with steel plate, these storm shelters are welded on all sides and are strong enough to withstand the toughest conditions. Each storm shelter has a thick layer of sealant applied and is the state-of-the-art protection for steel underground shelters to prevent corrosion due to external moisture and soil acidity. They can be equipped with all necessary features including NBC Filters*, blast doors* and ventilation systems* to weather any storm that may come your way. Some steel shelters will have bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms or any other amenity you may find in an above ground home.

One benefit of a steel shelter is it can be built off site. This allows you to install the unit in one day for added speed and privacy. You also do not need to pull a permit (check your local building department) which leaves no paper trail, if you wish to keep your shelter discreet. You can choose from various standard models or have one customized to fit your needs.

Concrete Shelters

Underground concrete shelters can last for hundreds of years. They can be built with walls and ceilings of various thicknesses. Be aware of companies that want to build a standard basement and call it a shelter. NBC filters, ventilation systems and blast doors can be installed to enhance your concrete shelter and design any lay out to fit your needs.

Various hidden closets for safety equipment or long term food and water rations with integrated water tanks, generators, propane tanks, solar energy, wind energy, septic systems and various electric/ communication can be integrated into your shelter or home. And with proper design, the common perception that all concrete underground shelters are wet, cold and musty can be avoided. With the correct use of gravel back fill, drain pipes, waterproofing, ventilation and pump systems your shelter will stay dry and comfortable.

Other Shelter Equipment

NBC Filters - an air filtration system that protects any airborne toxins from entering the protected space.

Blast Doors - shelter entrance who's main purpose is to protect from shock wave and overpressure.

Ventilation Blower Systems - an air pump capable of supplying adequate outdoor air through an air-intake pipe, a filter for moisture, and an air exhaust pipe.

EXTERIOR SHUTTER SYSTEMS

Your builder or contractor can add various shutter systems to your home that will add security, insulation and weather protection. These shutter systems can function manually or by motor.