Cost To Build A Bomb Shelter

Building a bomb shelter is a fun and exciting project that you can do with your family and friends. You will need to know what the best materials are for building a bomb shelter and how to build it safely.

You need to make sure you have enough room in your yard or basement for the shelter. You also need to be sure that you have enough food and water stored up so that everyone can survive in the bunker until the end of time. This may take some time and effort but it will be worth it when you’re safe from all of those bombs that are being dropped on us every day by other countries who don’t like us very much.

In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary to protect yourself and your family from the elements. For this reason, many people have built or purchased their own bomb shelters. A bomb shelter can be built in a basement or on top of a garage and can be used as a self-contained shelter that is virtually impossible to break into (unless you know its secret entrance). However, building such a structure requires significant time and money. Here’s what you need to know about how much it will cost:


Materials for your bomb shelter will vary depending on the size and complexity of the structure. Materials like concrete, steel, wood and other construction items can be purchased from a local hardware store. If you’re not able to find what you need locally, then you can purchase these items online as well.

If this sounds overwhelming to you at all then it might be time for a different approach: maybe finding another place in your home that would work better than building something new out of materials that are unfamiliar to you? This could mean using an existing basement or garage space instead of creating something new altogether (unless there’s no choice).


Labor costs can be high, but it depends on the size of the shelter. Labor costs are based on the number of people working on the project. A large shelter will take more time to build than a small shelter. Labor costs may be higher in some areas than others.

Permits, licensing and insurance

Permits, licensing and insurance

If you intend to build a bomb shelter, the first thing you will have to do is plan the location of your new bunker. You may need to get permission from your local council before building. If you live in a city or suburb, your best bet will be an underground spot such as a basement or storage space that is out of plain sight. However, if there are no suitable locations available on your property then you may have to consider purchasing land somewhere else. It may also be possible for some homeowners’ associations (HOA) and neighborhood groups to turn down plans for shelters in their communities due to concerns about potential damage caused by site excavation or noise pollution from construction work during the building process. Fortunately, though most HOA’s aren’t bothered too much about existing shelters since they’re rarely used except during emergencies anyway; so if all else fails just check with them first before proceeding with construction plans.

Pouring the slab

The first step in pouring your concrete slab is to prepare the site and make sure that you have all of the necessary equipment. You’ll need a shovel, a broom or leaf rake, sunscreen and sunglasses (if you’re working outside), gloves, safety goggles or glasses (to protect your eyes), steel-toe boots (to protect your feet), a measuring tape or ruler, plastic sheets or tarps to cover any furniture that might get covered in concrete dust, some old towels for cleanup purposes later on, and most importantly: a wheelbarrow full of water.

Now that you’ve got all of this together, let’s move onto mixing up some concrete for the job at hand. If possible try not to use too much water so there isn’t too much slippage when we’re trying to compact it later on down the line here but also try not mix too dry because then there will be cracks in our slab which are probably not what anybody wants either way so we’ve got kind of like an equilibrium between those two things going on here which should work out pretty well once we actually get started pouring this thing out onto our floor space itself which wouldn’t really be considered anything more than just any old flat surface right now because if it were anything else then maybe we would have had problems getting ready before even starting anything else related towards building our own bomb shelter I guess it’d probably depend upon whatever other kind of materials  you may end up using outside these ones specifically listed above here today though I’m sure there could still be some other things added into this list depending upon what type/shape size etcetera etcetera shape size etcetera etcetera shape size etcetera etcetera shape size etcetera.

Setting the walls, doors, windows, and roof

Walls, doors, windows, and the roof are usually built last. First comes the foundation, which is then covered with plywood or concrete blocks to create a wall that will hold up the weight of your shelter. Once this is done and you have all of your supplies ready, it’s time to move on to the next step: putting up a door.

There are many different types of doors that can be installed into your shelter depending on what kind of situation you’re expecting and how much money you want to spend. You can choose between metal or wood frames for each door if they need extra reinforcement against strong winds outside (which might happen when there’s an attack) but otherwise, just use regular wood panels like those found in houses today.

Insulating and sealing the interior

Insulating the shelter is important to keep the temperature consistent, which will help you feel more at home. The amount of insulation needed depends on the size of your bomb shelter and how many people will be using it. As for sealing up any leaks in the interior, that’s also important, since you want to protect your investment.

How Much Does It Cost To Build Different Types Of Bunkers?

An average 2500 square feet bunker will cost you around $60,000, including all types of facilities. The cost will be lower for less space and higher for much space.

However, there are different types of bunkers, depending on their utility. And you have to spend different costs on different types of bunkers. Here we’d like to share all those bunkers’ costs for your convenience.

Doomsday Bunker Cost 

This type of bunker will cost $35,000 to multiple million dollars considering its location, size, and facilities. The primary purpose of building a doomsday bunker is to protect people from falling military artillery, bombs, or other attacks.

Underground Bunker Cost 

An underground bunker will cost around $600 to $3,000 per square foot.  That means it needs massive investment, approximately 1.5 million to 7.5 million, to build a 2500 square feet bunker. 

An underground bunker is constructed beneath the soil by excavating. When any extreme dangerous situation arises, like war, most of the country’s citizens try to shelter themselves in the bunker.

Nuclear Bunker Cost

Building a nuclear bunker costs the same as an underground bunker, which ranges from $600 to $3000 per square foot. A nuclear bunker building’s main reason is to save the occupants from a nuclear explosion. 

Army or Military Bunker Cost

The militaries or armies are constantly working to save their country from enemy attacks. But who or what ensures their life’s safety. Yes, the army bunker is the place that can offer their life assurance.

So almost all countries have their national army bunkers to protect their soldiers. An army bunker will be 26 feet wide and 80 feet long to occupy 10-20 people easily. That means it needs an average of 15 square feet of space which costs around $9000 to $45000. Depending on how many soldiers you want to shelter, the cost will increase or decrease. 


Flooring is the foundation for your shelter. Not only does it have to be durable enough to support your family and equipment, but it also has to be waterproof.

Carbon fiber concrete flooring is the most common choice for bomb shelters because of its durability, water resistance, and low cost. This type of concrete is made from carbon fibers that are woven together by hand into a sheet which can then be coated with an epoxy resin and applied directly over the floor joists in your shelter. Carbon fiber concrete can last up to 500 years without corrosion or decay despite exposure to moisture (i.e., flooding).

Tile flooring is another option if you want something more traditional than carbon fiber concrete—but remember that tile alone does not provide any waterproofing capabilities. To keep moisture out of your shelter, you’ll need at least one layer of plywood underlayment between each tile layer so that it doesn’t absorb any water from above as well as below ground sources such as groundwater seepage or rainwater runoff going into nearby rivers or lakes (which could cause flooding). Tile will also require sealing before installation so that moisture doesn’t get trapped underneath where the tiles meet walls or other materials like drywall panels–and even then there’s still risk unless those joints were sealed too.

Wood floors present an interesting dilemma because they’re naturally resistant against mold growth -almost like anti-mold armor. However, this same property means they actually repel stains; meaning when they start getting dirty they won’t actually clean themselves off.Carpet’s disadvantage here comes in two forms: firstly because carpets hold onto dirt particles way longer than hardwood floors do; secondly because if there ever was any mold growing on said carpet–it would stay there forever without care.

Tile and stonework

Tile and stonework are going to be some of your biggest expenses. That being said, it’s important to note that the prices of tile and stone will vary depending on which type you choose. From there, the price will fluctuate based on how much material you need. It’s also worth noting that these costs can get even higher if you need an engineer or architect to come up with a plan for your shelter before beginning construction.

It can seem daunting when looking at these numbers but luckily there are many ways that you can save money while building your bomb shelter. For instance:

  • Use leftover materials from other endeavors as filler in between concrete walls or in between layers of drywall as insulation (this is especially useful for those who have been doing home improvement projects for awhile)
  • Ask friends, family members, or co-workers if they have any leftovers lying around that they would be willing to donate

Carpentry and masonry

Carpentry and masonry are the two most important components of building a bomb shelter. Carpenters can build the actual structure, while masons are responsible for digging and pouring concrete walls, as well as installing any pipes or wires that need to be run underground.

  • Costs of Materials: Labor costs aside, typical materials include plywood floors and walls, insulation to keep out heat and cold, cement block walls (for those who want them), steel doors and frames with pneumatic hinges so they can open without hitting each other when opened too quickly from inside or outside the shelter.
  • Labor Costs: This is where things start to get expensive because it takes a lot of time to dig down deep enough into solid rock before you can even think about building anything on top of it. It also involves professionals at every step along the way—from architects who design your custom-built shelter based on how much room you’ll need plus what kind of climate it will face during its lifetime; surveyors who make sure everything lines up correctly so nothing falls into place sideways; general contractors who oversee all aspects including excavation work done by excavators (machines) operated by operators trained specifically for this type work which takes place over several months before construction begins on site itself.”

Roofing/siding/gutters/sheet metal flashing

Asphalt shingles, metal, tile, slate – these are just some of the many options for roofing a bomb shelter. You’ll also need to choose siding material that can withstand high winds and debris. The low-maintenance options are vinyl or aluminum siding; if you want something with more character and durability, consider stucco or brick. Finally, gutters should also be made from durable materials like aluminum or copper rather than steel (which will rust in time). Finally, sheet metal flashing (such as copper) is required around doors and windows where it may get wet so that water doesn’t leak inside your shelter.

The cost to build a bomb shelter ranges between $9,000 and $18,000.

The cost to build a bomb shelter ranges between $9,000 and $18,000. It depends on the size of your shelter, how much space you want inside it, how well you want it built, and what materials you need.

The total cost will vary based on labor costs and materials used. Labor ranges from $4,000 to $8,000; however, this price is generally higher than what most people pay because they hire contractors rather than doing the work themselves. You can save money by doing some of the work yourself if necessary (or hiring someone local).


It’s important to remember that this is just an estimate and costs can vary significantly depending on the size of your shelter, the materials you use, and contractor availability. I hope that this article has given you a better idea of what it will cost to build a bomb shelter in your house or backyard.

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