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We offer a variety of services for your security needs, don’t be a statistic and or a victim of violence.
Hidden rooms are our specialty. We start with a Northwest Shelter System custom designed plan such as a hidden safe room or a gun vault room or we can use your idea of cubbies, floor/ wall safes, false floors/ walls, and more; we can help you stay ahead of the opposition. We know how important it is to keep your family and your valuables safe and secure, and we want to help you do just that. From the basic security package to the ultimate protective submerged structure we can give you peace of mind and make your life, loved ones, and livelihood more secure.
What is a Bomb Shelter?
What do you think of when you hear bomb shelter? Many people think of a small, enclosed, cold, dark, damp, musky smelling concrete bunker under the ground that is filled with dust, cobwebs, and spiders. And years ago, that may have been the norm, but shelters are much different now than they were back then. There are several types of shelters; personal, family, community, expedience, and multipurpose.
Expedience fallout shelters were commonly built in a ditch with a durable roof and then buried under about three feet of dirt. Both entrances of the dugout shelter were sloped down or made with a right-angle step down entrance to help prevent gamma ray penetration.
Multipurpose were often the most cost effective shelter. These were built in the corner of a pre-existing basement to be used for storage unless more drastic need should arise. In most of these bomb shelter plans the walls consisted of concrete blocks, and open doorways and vents near the floor provided ventilation. The entrance to these shelters was supposed to be an L-shape turn to help decrease radiation levels, but often that step was left out. At the time the civil defense authorities figured a concrete basement shelter constructed out of concrete blocks would be a do-it-yourself project for a few hundred dollars and greatly increase the level of security for average home owners. Exactly how much safeguard it truly gave you was an unanswered question, fortunately the need to use these shelters never surpassed storm shelter level.
Other ideas that families used for DIY shelters were, converting an old underground concrete cistern, below ground root cellars, or simply burying a storage container.
For perspective, a minimum of four feet of dirt or two feet of concrete will decrease the level of (not eliminate) gamma-ray radiation that would penetrate an underground shelter. Concrete was the favored construction material for underground bomb shelters, with the walls being a minimum of 12 inches thick.
The federal government suggests that underground concrete shelters should be built either in the basement or separately constructed and buried nearby the home. The idea behind this was to get as much substance as possible between inhabitants and the explosion/ after-effects.
Today fallout shelters, or bomb shelters, are very different. Modern underground concrete shelters often referred to as NBC shelters are sealed off sheltered room(s) which have been built with advanced technologies to protect you from all threats; nuclear, biological, chemical, and natural disaster. When we at Bee Safe refer to a “shelter” we mean an underground concrete facility constructed in such a way as to deliver maximum protection from all types of threats and disasters including nuclear attack. In the event the threat is Nuclear the shelter will need to protect inhabitants from an extreme blast wave and simultaneously shield from radioactive fallout. Basically, the difference between underground concrete bomb shelter, fallout shelter, underground concrete bunker, survival shelter, underground concrete NBC shelter, nuclear bomb shelter, underground nuclear concrete shelter, etc. is the bells and whistles. You can call it whatever you choose, but they all essentially mean the same basic concept. Just remember, simply because they mean the same general idea does not mean they are equivalent in protection. The differences include but are not limited to; vault/ blast doors, NBC filtration systems, power options, plumbing, storage, and other features. Just because a shelter may protect an individual from the threat doesn’t guarantee the inhabitant continued survival from ensuing calamity. Our shelters provide all the essential features for comfort and survival beyond just a protective barrier. Your choice of what you add inside the shelter sets the level of security and chances of survival depending upon the disaster. For example, if you build a simple shelter with your concerns being terrorist, tornado or economic reasons it is only good for those few threats. If it is not set it up for extended stay with necessities like NBC filtration, solar power (or other renewable resource power), vault blast doors, and a nuclear attack occurs or higher level terrorist attack that requires you to remain in the shelter for an extended period, chances are you may not all survive. It is better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it in our opinion. Preparedness is the only real security in an unsecure age of man. When you put your family’s security in our hands we treat you as if it was our own family we were protecting. We go beyond to make sure you are protected and prepared.
The best part about our underground concrete shelters
They look and function just like any eye-catching room addition or fully operational home, just below the ground. Additionally, our shelters offer unparalleled strength to withstand bomb blast or severe natural forces such as an earthquake, tornado, or hurricane. It doesn’t matter what kind of shelter you want to own for your protection, but we are here to help keep you and yours safe. We also offer to design your bomb shelter plans to your specific wants and requirements or adjust ones you already own to better fit your needs. You tell us your security desire, and we advise you what you will need to accomplish your goal with the full confidence and peace of mind you deserve. You can choose from things like a small safe room (for a few hours or a day), midsized shelter (for a few days) or a full sized fully furnished home under the ground (for a much more comfortable extended stay). We build them all; we custom build to suit your needs, address your concerns, and stay within your budget.