Being prepared for situations is not a new idea. People have been “prepping” for centuries. With new technologies and having easy access to food and water, people get comfortable and don’t want to think of life without them. Recent natural disasters have left residents of the U.S.A without power, water, or food for weeks at a time.
“bunkerBe Prepared!” – Boy Scout motto. Here at Keefer Building we prepare for different scenarios, natural disasters being the top scenario although there is EMP, economic collapse, nuclear attack, to name a few. Let’s walk through some of the features and options we can put into your shelter.
When a house is built with a bunker, the normal location is a reinforced, below-ground bathroom with large cabinets. One common design approach uses fiber-reinforced plastic shells. Compression protection may be provided by inexpensive earth arching. The overburden is designed to shield from radiation. To prevent the shelter from floating to the surface in high groundwater, some designs have a skirt held-down with the overburden. A bunker also serves as a safe room.
Cast in place concrete is the best protection and easiest to customize for your family:
All shelters are made with a minimum of 8 inches of steel reinforced concrete in the ceiling and walls and 4 inches in the floor. Some of the options include bathroom, electricity, generators, water, air and water filtration, hidden 2nd entrance, defenses monitoring equipment and HVAC. They are also buried as deep as required by client.