Your Storage Container Only Does Part of the Job, Finish the Job With the Enforcer
April 22, 2014
In my (many) years in this business I can say I’ve seen a lot when it comes to people trying to break into our customers containers and I’m happy to say, when the customer had a good lock that properly secured the doors of their container, the strength of the container usually won.   Several […]
Variations Add to the Endless Flexibility of Dry Cargo Containers
February 27, 2014
Most shipping containers come in very standard sizes and styles after all, that’s the nature of the beast and the beauty of shipping containers.  It’s what makes then so useful for so many things other than moving goods across the ocean as they were originally intended to do. The dimensions of containers remain uniform but, […]
Four Things to Have When Inspecting Containers at the Intermodal
February 17, 2014
Today I was reminded that since I didn’t join the Boy Scouts as a boy, I was once again, not prepared. I had a meeting in the morning and afterwards the timing was right so that I would be able to catch two containers we had sold being loaded onto the delivery truck at the […]
Finding Specialized Contractors To Safely Transport Your Storage Containers
February 10, 2014
In the minds of many, freight is as large of concern as is buying a container itself and it doesn’t need to be. In terms of hauling stuff, an empty container is fairly light. A 40 foot container weighs in at just over 8,000 lbs and an empty 20 foot container weights just under 5,000 […]
How Much to Deliver My Container?
January 27, 2014
// // One of the questions I’m asked most often is “how much does it cost to ship a container?” Sometimes I’ll be asked this before they ask the price of the storage container, the question is short but the answer can be as long as a Hollywood awards event. You can have your container […]
Control the Moisture Levels in Your Storage Container
January 14, 2014
If you are storing items in a standard shipping container that is placed outside and exposed to the elements your goods are susceptible to condensation occurring inside the container, usually collecting on the ceiling. The root cause of moisture damage in storage containers is the simple fact that warm air can hold more moisture than […]
A Great Product to Repair Storage Container Roof Leaks
December 12, 2013
Eterna Bond and Kool Seal, Different Products for Different Jobs // // In a previous post we reviewed an elastomeric roof coatings called Kool Seal. These types of roof coatings perform very well for preventative maintenance and to seal small pin like holes in shipping container roofs. Additionally, the light color coatings also reduce the […]
Start Your Container Project With A Good Foundation
December 4, 2013
For a Level Playing Field, Start With Your Foundation // // Today, shipping containers are being modified into everything from homes to computer server storage units and everything in between, along the way containers are getting heavier and heavier. A dry 40 foot container weights about 6,800 pounds or about 21 pounds per square foot. […]
Making Shipping Containers a Safe Living Environment
November 6, 2013
Safely Transform Your Container // // The practice of transforming used shipping containers into homes, vacation homes, cottages, hunting cabins and housing during disaster recovery efforts is very common, shipping containers have even been used as the basis for multistory apartment buildings and hotels. One group has developed a portable container hotel that can quickly […]
Let Your Container Breathe to Keep the Inside Air and Contents Safe
October 14, 2013
Proper Ventilation is the Key to a Healthy Living Environment // // By nature, shipping containers are sealed up very tight so that the goods shipped inside of the containers will survive the trips across the ocean in every kind of weather condition you can imagine. In addition to weather, shipping containers must protect against […]