Top 10 Reasons to Use a Shipping Container for Portable Storage

Shipping containers, no matter if they’re new or used, are a really great way to quickly add on-site storage space, and we're about to give you the top ten reasons that you should be using containers for your storage needs!

1. Quick Installation: There's little, in many cases no, building involved, and in many parts of the United State you don't even need a building permit because it's not a permanent structure (legal disclaimer:  check with your local government first).

A Few Things To Know About Shipping Containers

Though shipping containers are utilized for various purposes, it's utility as a cargo shipping containers tops the list. Most people may not have much knowledge about freight containers as it quite often handled by consultants. However, it is always useful to know more about containers if you are indeed looking for one. Indisputably, you can avail them easily as per your need. They are widely used for ocean transport, but also used for building houses, as storage containers, as hunting shelters, for military training support, and as guard sheds.

Shipping Container Home Kits

Most people have seen these stacked up high as a sky rise by airports or heavy industrial areas usually left empty after visiting and traveling around the globe carrying anything from materials to any other household goods.

For a large part, they are used for shipping and receiving goods throughout the entire planet ranging from China to South America to the United States. Very durable and sturdy they must be.

40' Standard - 40' High Cube - 40' Super High Cube - What's Really The Difference?

40' super high cube shipping container

40' Shipping containers are one of the most popular shipping containers around the world.  Almost every shipping line, port, depot, and trucking company is geared to move them on boats, trucks, trailers, and container handling equipment.  Over the years, companies have become more effecient and wanted to grow their container size so that they could transport more goods.  Since all the equipment is designed to carry containers that are 40' long and 8' wide, the only variable that they could modify is the height - and this idea gave birth to a new dimension in 40

Help! My Shipping/Storage Container Smells like Garbage!

shipping container filled with garbage

Does your shipping or storage container stink?  Garbage, animal hides, or other stinky things are sometimes hauled in a shipping container just before they're sold off as a storage unit, and if you're the lucky recipient of one of these containers you may be pretty upset - however, you shouldn't be.  Removing the offending odor from a shipping container is easier than you may have previously thought and the crew over at ContainerAuction.com is here to tell you how, in three easy steps:

Storage Container Foundations: Concrete Slabs

shipping container foundation

Concrete slab foundations for your container project are the largest, and most expensive type of foundation that you can build. For many types of projects concrete footings or wooden beam footings are suitable, and due to cost and the amount of time involved there are few situations when you would need to create a container foundation this large.

Storage Container Foundations: Part 1, Wood Beam

Railroad ties for shipping container foundation

Once you've decided to purchase a shipping container and convert it into a storage unit, it's important to decide where it's going to be placed. A solid foundation for your container isn't an absolute requirement for your container, along with making keeping it stable and square, it can greatly reduce your storage units exposure to moisture and the corrosion that follows. Depending on your budget and the length of time that you expect the container to remain in it's place there are several options available to you.

Shipping Container House - How to Build It

Converting a shipping container is sometimes called Cargotecture. The approach is increasingly becoming popular as many people are seeking an affordable way to build a house. In these tough economic times, a cargotecture is a worth investigating as you consider options to build a home. Also, converting a shipping container into a home is environmentally friendly.

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