Transportation & Installation
All of our shelters are priced FOB ‘from the factory’ and do not include the cost of transport. Transport costs vary with gasoline prices; therefore, it is difficult to estimate these costs. We would be happy to get transport quotes for you at any time. Just send us your zip code and the shelter size you are considering purchasing.
- Always use a certified and licensed installer who has large diameter pipe installation experience. Let him guide you in the installation process. If you hire a local installer, he will usually be familiar with your soil type, depth of water table, and local requirements.
- Check well ahead of time to see if you need a permit to install your shelter. We have seen permits take as long as 6 weeks before being granted.
- Always call for blue staking well before the installation time. If they are busy, they may keep you waiting up to 2 weeks.
- Do not place corrugated steel shelters into the water table. They will leak. If your water table fluctuates, or you have a high water table, place you shelter at least 6 inches above the water table and mound earth over the top to the required depth of shielding.
- If the water table is high, consider purchasing a steel plate shelter instead of a corrugated steel shelter. Do not place the shelter floor of steel shelters any deeper than 6 inches into the water table, as it will accentuate ground shock from blast.
- Place fill (crushed rock) to the radius of the shelter, before backfilling with dirt. Place the crushed rock evenly on both sides of the shelter. Do not allow more than a 4-inch deviation of crushed rock on either side of the shelter.