How to construct underground vegetable storehouse

How to construct underground vegetable storehouse

Each gardener would wish to have cellar on the site. It gives the fine chance to keep harvest till spring, sometimes temperature falls to cold season below 30 °C, and opportunity to warm the room is absent. It is possible to construct such storage independently.

It is required to you

  • - the red tempered brick;
  • - bitumen;
  • - roofing material;
  • - pipe with section 12 h12 cm;
  • - timber dogs.


1. Think over as the storage will be arranged in advance to build in in walls elements for future shelves and racks. Define the place, where exactly on the site you will build cellar. The reliable vegetable storehouse can be constructed even where water during spring floods rises to grade level. Dig out well of 2.5 x 3.5 m in depth is not lower than that level which is reached by water in nearby reservoir. It is the best of all to do it in August as at this particular time the level of underground water reaches the lowest point.

2. In the first day dig out ditch not more deeply than one meter. Next day deepen it to soil from which water begins to filter. Next day warm bitumen in boiler, having brought it to liquid consistence. Then level bottom and cover it with roofing material. Covering bottom, partially cover walls on height of twenty centimeters from bottom. Now fill in bitumen on roofing material by means of ladle. At the same time begin to stack brick.

3. After the bottom dries up, start cultivation of walls. Do them double. Spread bricks on edge. Carefully you watch that between bricks there was no emptiness left. Dissolve solution in the ratio 1: 3. Carefully miss the mark all seams. Establish brackets at distance one meter from each other. The distance between two walls has to make two centimeters. Fill in this interval with hot bitumen. Such device will allow to keep cellar from hit in it underground waters.

4. Do not forget to provide ventilation in your vegetable storehouse. It will become guarantee of successful safety of stocks and also vosprepyatsyatvut to formation of dampness and foreign smells. Near ceiling mount exhaust pipe which end arrange above ground level on 0.3 - 0.6 m. In the bottom of cellar on 10 cm from floor establish the incoming pipe coming to light. Pipes have to be protected by the metal gauze, on the ends mini-roofs are established.

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