Concrete Tents

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by strunk, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. strunk

    strunk Monkey+

    OK now these are probably not affordable or available to civilians, but it looks like a hasty way to build a concrete shelter.

    Given a bit more time and a lot less $$$, I'm betting the DIY'er could do something like this with a shotcrete gun. Sourcing the airform could still be rather pricey.
  2. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    On a smaller scale but similar to the grain storage silos used in Iraq. I worked in the bulk weighing industry for over 20 years and we had contracts with Iraq to supply and install electronic weighing systems. The Iraqi wouldn't allow photos of anything but the structures were very much like these
  3. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama Monkey++

    Looks like a good fallout shelter
  4. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    Depends on if it provides same protection level as real concrete & the amount of earth it can take being put over/on it. But its damn interesting. Too bad their US supplier don't have a website that I can find just for curiosity about price.
  5. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    See other SM links on this same topic,


    and here
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  6. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    A simple effective way to build a similiar structure but much stronger is to build a mound of dirt, cover with plastic, install wire mesh, and cover with concrete. Once set the dirt is excavated and you have a very strong storm proof structure. Concrete saw any openings needed, install wiring/etc, and move in. Cover with more plastic after double water proffing, add insulation, and cover with earth to any depth and you have a fallout shelter.
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  7. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Monolithic domes

    Lay down foundation, install inflation ring
    Install form
    Inflate form
    Go inside and blow about 6 to 8 inches of urethane foam
    Install rebar
    Go back inside and blow in shotcrete.

    Finish inside to taste, move in. Cost nearlyt he same as stick built./

    for photos, stories and prices. These guys have been around for decades. Very well tested product. Fun fotos.
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