How a storm shelter or safe room pays off. If you live in “Tornado Alley” in the panhandle of Texas or are worried about violent storms with high velocity winds ...
Having a safe room in your home or small business can help provide near-absolute protection for you and your family or employees from injury or death caused by the dangerous forces of extreme winds. Near-absolute protection means that, based on our current knowledge of tornadoes and hurricanes, the occupants of a safe room built according to the guidance in this publication will have a high probability of being protected from injury or death. Having a safe room can also relieve some of the anxiety created by the threat of an oncoming tornado or hurricane.
Download this free guide from FEMA on how to build a safe shelter.
Early in 2012 I built a storm shelter for my family. It's a twelve by twenty concrete block structure designed to be bermed over. Total cost was just over $3000.
Great video. Goes through different options and how he decided to build it himself.
If you are reading this you are probably a lot like me: you want a storm shelter. You don't have a ton of money, but you are willing to build it yourself.
How to build an ICF Storm Shelter using Fox Blocks Insulated Concrete Forms.
Design and build your next green-sustainable construction project with Fox Blocks insulated concrete forms - proven to reduce heating and cooling costs in buildings.
You can use these to build a storm shelter. (See above video)
How to build your storm shelter / safe room for under $2,000. by Doc Wacholz
Using Masonry Joint Spacers to help build a Storm Shelter, Fallout Shelter or Bomb Shelter. http://www.BlockandBrickSpacer.com.