When it feels like the world is becoming increasingly unstable and dangerous, a place to escape the dangers of nuclear, chemical, or biological warfare begins to make sense. So in 2022 people are turning more and more to manufacturers fallout shelter to protect against atomic radiation.
Although an underground shelter may seem like the best solution, there are a few things to consider before planning its installation.
How to choose your type of shelter?
First of all, it is important that your "bunker is appropriate to deal with a possible situation in which there would be atomic radiation. To do this, we offer two different solutions which are:
- a redevelopment of an existing area in your home (ideally in the basement);
- or installing a kit fallout shelter below ground level
The choice between these two variants will depend on the configuration of your home and the nature of your soil. In some cases, it is also possible to design an anti-atomic space at ground level. However, this configuration will have a higher construction cost.
Before making your choice, take advantage of the services of our engineers who will be able to advise you best according to your budget and the configuration of the premises.
What budget to protect against atomic radiation
If you are open to DIY, the cheapest underground shelters cost around CHF 15,000.- with the maritime container solution. But that will leave you with a bare-bones setup that will then require you to do your own digging and installing. Moreover, the container solution will probably not include a sufficient level of protection to prevent radiation from entering. Our teams have often found that a home-made solution ultimately costs more than a turnkey solution delivered and installed by a specialist.
A complete installation from CHF 80,000.- is possible!
A standard underground shelter equipped with a kitchen, a bathroom, several beds and NBC protection (nuclear, biological and chemical) costs on average between CHF 80'000.- (11m2) and CHF 130' 000.-(40m2). Prices therefore vary according to the size and nature of the premises. Additionally, amenities such as a vault, overhead layout, or multiple emergency escape hatches, can also drive up the price of your bunker.
For luxury fallout shelters, there is no price limit. These shelters can be built like luxury houses underground, with swimming pool and play areas!
The key points of good protection in the event of a nuclear, biological or chemical attack
The first certain thing is that the best place to protect yourself will be underground! Then, the various points explained below will increase your level of protection.
The best materials to protect against atomic radiation:
No big surprises, iron, steel and concrete are the best materials to protect you from radiation. To obtain maximum protection, when building your fallout shelter, we combine the following materials:
- steel for the manufacture of the main carcass;
- a concrete slab above for radiation protection and below for stability;
- repairing the excavation with a layer of very dense sand and then earth;
When the shelter is manufactured in an existing dwelling, the carcass will not necessarily be made using steel. In this case, the thickness of reinforced concrete will be greater.
Suitable air filtration equipment:
The only viable solution to properly filter the air is an NRBC (nuclear, radiological, biological and chemical) filter. This is equipment specially developed for use in fallout shelters. The latter uses a sophisticated filtration system (HEPA) and a manual operating system when there is no more electricity.
Protect yourself from atomic radiation individually:
In addition to the protection zone, it will also be important to have a minimum of equipment for the occupants of the shelter. The essentials are: a decontamination zone in the shelter (isolated shower), anti-particle suits (PVC), different types of protective mask (particles, chemical and/or biological).
Our conclusion to protect against atomic radiation
As you will have understood, below ground level in a suitably constructed bunker, you will be protected from atomic radiation. However, as we have seen, it is also important to provide ancillary equipment so that you can then exit and move freely from your fallout shelter. This might even allow you to live several months in your bunker.
By requesting the services of abri-antiatimique.ch, you benefit from comprehensive advice for your protection and that of your loved ones. Moreover, before embarking on the installation of a bunker, it is always recommended to draw up a situation report. The best method is to risk management. Our experts therefore plan with you a global approach to your situation. Then, they advise you for free before offering you a solution.