Storm shelters are very strong safe rooms that are built and specially designed to withstand dangerous storms and even debris flying all over the place. You would stay safe even if your house gets damaged by these hurricanes. Concrete storm shelters are the easiest solution to ensure your family’s safety. Hurricanes are difficult to predict, of that there is no doubt. The united States have been greatly affected by these hurricanes in 2004 until 2005. A 2×4-framed, dry-walled room is no match for a 2×4 debris flying around at more than a hundred miles per hour. First, you have to dig a hole that a foot deep, being certain it is equal to your design’s area.
Evacuation is still, by far, the ideal way to protect yourself from the brunt of these super storms. This would not cost you a lot of money, too since all that you need is a little work and reliable materials can guarantee that you and your family will be free from injury and survive any storm that would come your way. You have to put end caps to the shelter’s frames. These types of rooms and shelters are becoming quite common in areas where hurricanes are prevalent. Build your ceiling frame in the same way as your walls however, leave a side of plywood off since the ceiling has to remain flat on the ground. The storm shelters can also double as a tornado shelters. Pack the frames two inches firmly into the dirt using hammers and mallets. Also, this room has a durable shell, strong enough to resists impact, protecting people inside from flying debris that causes most storm-related injuries and deaths.
You can check out the free booklet published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA to find specific construction information with regards to building different types of safe rooms. The booklet provides a number of designs that you can look into, depending on the design of your homes and local structures as well as available raw materials. You can then use a crow bar to remove any traces of wood on the concrete. You then need to pour concrete into the hole so you can make a floor and add stability to the walls.