Over the past few years, shipping containers have been used widely across the world. Nowadays, these have been used deep in the woods or some bury them underground to form bunkers. Find out how you can carry out this simple process which offers greater benefits.
Shipping containers can be used for various purposes. These standard steel shipping containers are made out of Corten steel and are well known for their incredible durability. Among all their other usages, these containers or a combination of these can be used ideally for bug out shelters. They form a potentially cost-effective and customized solution for creating underground bunkers.
Step 1: Find A Perfect Area
For creating a safe underground bunker, the first thing you need to do is select a perfect area where you will start to dig. The selection of area will depend on the shipping container you are using, i.e. whether 20” or 40” one. Just remember, the larger container you select, larger the area will be required and more time and more effort it will take.
Step 2: Start Digging
It will be difficult to accomplish the task alone; you can hire some people or call an excavator crew for the construction. You need to dig at least 6 feet or more deep. It is better to dig as deep as possible; this will be helpful in protecting from radiation, flying projectiles and debris. With this, you need to put in braces during the construction to support the structure’s roof.
Step 3: Placing the Container
Once you are finished with the digging process, it’s time to place the container. You need to lay a foundation for the container to sit on. Remember the bunker should be placed such that the evacuees have a short route to the entrance.
Step 4: The Roof
Next, you need to take care is the “roof”. The roof will be at ground level, having grass and dirt on the top so that it blends well with the ground. Even if you don’t place a substantial amount of weight (earth) on top, you still need to reinforce the top of the container. Consult with a local engineer for specific regulations.
In all, the whole process is simple to carry out. Moreover, it is an inexpensive option with maximum security benefits!
Jason Markin is the owner of RTC Container Sales, a company that deals with shipping containers of every type, including the new containers, used containers, etc. He is also a passionate blogger, who keep updating his readers timely regarding the leaps and bounds in the shipping industry.