your in north carolina and there are no land disturbance codes in your county?? i find that very hard to believe. i think you should check again and make sure..
we built our own root cellar by hand. my advice,rent a skid loader or pay someone to dig for you..lol
Hi are we to understand it will be under you house?????? with a shed over the door??? or are we talking a separate hole with the shed over it???Well, we have an existing home - and its on top of a crawl space... I'm thinking about making a basement or cellar - and placing our shed above it to conceal it instead of having a door sticking out of the ground.
Hummm... I am going to call for a few quotes to see how much it would run.
Our county does not have any building codes when it comes to that - which is strange, but good for us I guess.
Well now how close to the house or other items previously mentioned.?? if you are in the clear are you going to pour concrete ??and will it be a multi pour or is it going to be monolithic pour??? or are you pouring a slab and using cider brick?? and then are you going to pour them?? but basically from a structure you must be 3ft min and then you must know the depth of dig lets say you want 8 ft inside basement top is level with ground you will need to dig 9ft min to pour a 6 inch slab if soil is good and you have compaction this would mean the hole is 9 feet deep so now you have to know how deep your footing is lets say 3 feet below grade you are digging 9 ft min below grade now you must figure from 3 ft below at a 45 degree angle thus you will have to be approx 8-9 ft away min to the side of your hole at bottom there are many more variables allowing you to be closer or making you have to be further so its something you will have to get local contacts who have done it and can come on site.. and teach you or you can read up on it and wing it but either way figure out what you want and draw it up wall and slab thickness re-bar and wire needs moisture barrier for bottom and walls make a if you want radiation protection how much dirt on top or maybe go pre made or drop in a large 10 foot culvert like they use to make bomb shelters in the late 40s and 50s look in the popular mechanics mags of the day they have a complete set of plans of the day including venting and storage . but they need to be modernized and corrected for radiation hey good luck and most of all have funby the way - we would conform to a code or regulation even if we do not have regulations- we dont want it to cave in on us. LOL