Need A Commercial Underground Bunker Or Tunnel? What To Know About Wiring, Electricity And More

24 April 2018
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog


If you are looking to build an underground facility or bunker where your staff could go if there were a problem, or if they had to get in between buildings or areas of the company in a hurry, there are some things you want to know. You don't want to skimp on costs when it comes to any of the materials that are used for this type of project, even if you don't think that you will ever really have to use this bunker. Here are some of the things to talk with your commercial contractor about.

Military Grade Wiring

You want to be sure that you have military cable wiring that can get power to the unit in any type of weather conditions. This means that it isn't affected by incredibly hot or severely cold temperatures, that factors in the soil won't damage the wiring, and that it will be very reliable in the time of need. Talk with the contractor to find out what brand is best, what amount you want to spend, and how this will be beneficial in the long term.

Solar Electrical Options

It would be wise to have the electrical wiring hooked up to a backup solar option in case there is a natural disaster or another concern and there isn't electricity for the underground tunnels or bunker. Talk with a contractor about getting in enough panels to adequately light the space and for any other needs that you may have.

Geothermal Heating or Cooling

If you are worried about the space getting too hot or cold if you have to be in there for a long time with several people, ask about geothermal heating and cooling options for the bunker that run on solar power if needed. This is a great way not to just heat and cool the space, but also to keep the space dry.

There are a lot of different features that you will want with an underground tunnel system or bunker for your commercial properties, and the commercial building contractors can give you more details. Talk with the experts about these different things, so you are able to figure out what the costs will be, where you need to spend and where you can save, and what needs to be done to make sure that the space is safe and reliable. This will help you start with the planning and budgeting.