How to Build Safe Room Under Your House
When I built the house I just spent 7 years working on, I had a lot of days that were just plane monotonous, so I would daydream about the Next Great Project as soon as I finished the house…
If you’re OCD you know exactly what I am speaking about.
Perhaps it was watching too many reruns of Stollag 17…
Maybe it was all the Underground cabins we built as kids to have a cool place to hide out in the summer.
Truthfully though I just love to build things and when I designed the house I made the bottom level only half the size of the main floor and the other half is a crawlspace about 4 foot high.
Most of my plumbing and stuff runs around the floor joists down there so I wanted enough room to have access to everything but I didn’t want to build an eight foot wall, It took me 7 weeks to do the block for the garage workshop and storage room so saving 4 feet of wall seemed like a good idea.
Looking back if I really intended to do this and had the wife’s permission I could have saved a lot of bother by doing this first and I wouldn’t have to worry about the house falling on my if I dug out too much from below it.