If you have ever dreamed of living in a very unique house, or you simply want to have the security of an underground bunker in case of a natural disaster or worse, you should build an underground bunker. Underground bunkers can come in all shapes and sizes. They can range from small storage bunkers, to entire living facilities, equipped with sleeping and food preparation areas. Whatever your need or use, an underground bunker is sure to exceed your expectations. Here are a few easy steps to help you build an underground bunker.
Consult your local government regarding zoning restrictions and permits.
Many states and counties have zoning restrictions that may prevent you from building an underground bunker on your property. Once you ensure that you will not violate any zoning laws, you should apply for the necessary permit to build your underground bunker.
Design your Underground Bunker.
The design of your bunker will prove to be imperative once you begin construction. During the design phase, you will want to detail your uses for the bunker, the size of the bunker, the longevity of the bunker, and the capabilities of the underground bunker.
Find and hire a contractor.
Check local yellow page listing or search online for a qualified and licensed general contractor. Make sure you find someone with previous experience in constructing underground bunkers. I do not recommend doing all of the work yourself, as there will need to be a licensed contractor on the project to pull the permits. There are also many dangerous areas during construction, including installing ventilation and grading.
Ensure that your bunker is safe.
Since you are building a structure that is underground, there are inherent risks such as improper ventilation and roof collapse. Make sure that if you are using your underground bunker as a secondary living space, that it has all of the pieces necessary for survival.
Stock your underground bunker.
If you are planning to use your underground bunker as a safe house or shelter, make sure it is stocked with potable water and non-perishable food items. If you are simply using it for storage, make sure that you have installed proper ventilation and proper lighting so your items will not deteriorate over time.