The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Truth
Concrete: Truth about The Good—There is absolutely nothing wrong with creating structures with good, solid concrete, especially when it is mixed and poured correctly. There are many uses for concrete, and some favorites include the making of swimming pools. Everyone loves a refreshing swimming pool, right? And as far as buildings go, concrete does serve its purpose. Structures like bridges and homes and skyscrapers tend to last for many years without fault, especially with proper maintenance. And as far as roadways are concerned, our cars prefer concrete to dirt or gravel any day.Concrete: Truth about The Bad—There are some issues with concrete structures that can occur, and for the purpose of this article, we will concentrate on storm shelter structures. Concrete has a bad habit of sweating-- especially underground storm shelters made out of concrete. With extra moisture underground, one might find themselves with a mold issue, which is extremely unhealthy. Another major concern is the fact that concrete storm shelters can crack under pressure. Once the crumbling begins, who knows if it will ever stop. Should one decide to build a concrete storm shelter above ground, then one would have to consider that it is really not much different than the homes and buildings that can be destroyed by tornadoes. The safest and most reliable storm shelter is one made of American made steel, just like the ones constructed and designed by Survive-a-Storm Shelters. Since many people believe that going below ground is much safer than trying to weather the storm above ground, then one would have to agree that a steel storm shelter would be much safer and structurally sound.Concrete: And The Ugly Truth—is that even though we as a society tend to place a lot of faith in concrete for our above ground needs like buildings, roads, homes, schools, etc., trying to protect our families and loved ones with a cheaply made precast concrete shelter is asking for future trouble, such as a shelter being full of water or covered in mold when you need it the most.For details on what Survive-a-Storm Shelters has to offer, no matter how big or small your group is, call us at 1-888-360-1492 to speak with a knowledgeable storm shelter expert.