Dome Buildings Are Perfect for Coal Storage

The combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock, known as coal, can’t be stored just anywhere. This solid piece of matter must be stored in a building that’s structurally sound and safe from the elements. No matter your reason for storing coal, your best option for storage is a Monolithic Dome.


There real benefits that come from keeping your coal inventory in a concrete storage dome; from helping you save money to protecting your coal from the elements, here are the pros of using a Monolithic Dome.


More storage for less money

As a result of the dome structure, the cost to store coal is cheaper in domes than conventional buildings. This is great news since you’re not storing a few pounds. You’re storing tons of coal. The cost per ton is cheaper with a dome. You’ll be able to maintain a greater inventory without having to pay more money for more real estate. Another benefit of choosing to use storage domes is you can use a wide variety of floor plan designs since there’s no need for interior support. Domes give you the freedom that comes with a wide-open space if that’s what you choose to do.


Designed to last

Unlike most conventional buildings, Monolithic Domes have the lifespan of centuries. You’re investing in a structure that will last since it’s strong and durable. Monolithic Domes can handle heavy loads due to the round design. They’re continuously reinforced with steel connectors. This design helps domes handle intense storms and other factors that have toppled regular storage buildings.


Lower maintenance costs

Going back to the beginning in regards to having more storage for less money, you also save money when it comes to maintenance. The initial cost of building your Monolithic Dome is the most expensive part. However, when it comes to the lifespan of your concrete dome, you won’t have to worry about issues that plague normal buildings.

These issues include wood rot and termite damage which is a non-issue due to Monolithic Domes being made of concrete and steel. Having to deal with the repairs of problems like wood and termite damage can be costly. Repairs of these common struggles eat into your bottom line and reduce the profitability of your business. You also don’t have to stress about mold. Mold is not a serious problem that you have to deal with when it comes to storage domes.



Monolithic Domes are fire, wind, and water-resistant. They’ll remain standing after destructive events like tornadoes, fires, and hurricanes. This is why concrete domes have been the structure of choice for the city of Louisville in Mississippi. The round design was a solid choice to be used as a FEMA safe room and community storm shelter. Your coal will be safe from the forces of nature when you store it in a Monolithic Dome.

Do you have any questions about storing coal in Monolithic Domes? Call South Industries at (208) 754-4422

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