Tornado season is about here. My tax return was supposed to be underground shelter money. NO WAY, my return sucked and so did my tires! So I decided to look around and see what I could do to make my own! I did an internet search for root cellars. I found some interesting looking root cellars. So I got to thinking, why not put a root cellar n the old gully and use it as a storm shelter too. So I am in the process of planning such a project.
First I plan on making my own sand bags. I am going to buy contractor bags and duct tape, then I will go down to the river and fill them up.
Using scrap and other needed materials I am going to build the frame and use the sandbags to keep water out of the structure.
Then I plan on covering the structure with dirt and planting shade grass on top to hide it and make it part of the land.
I do not have a pulmonary picture/drawing as of yet, just making initial discoveries and plans
is there anyone out there that has done this before has tips or critique?