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 […]
Six Reasons to Buy and Six Reasons to Rent Storage Containers
September 11, 2013
Should We Buy or Borrow? As a small and mid-size contractor you’ve got many decisions to make on a daily basis. How to deploy crews to maximize your returns, what will your crews do today now that the material you were promised did not get delivered, how are you going to get the invoices out […]
Container Price Points
July 30, 2013
What Drives the Price You Pay // // Shipping containers for sale ultimately become a commodity as some source them based on cost first and condition second. However, once a relationship is established between the seller and a buyer then customer service will begin to play a more important factor in the relationship. By this […]
Shipping Container Modification Kits Simplifies the Process
July 22, 2013
The Simple Way to Modify A Container // // When searching out shipping containers for sale, typically the desired end result is to modify the container into something other than a shipping container. Two of the most common post shipping uses for containers is to transform them into a storage unit or a container house. […]
Consider the Engineering Implications Before You Modify Your Shipping Container
July 8, 2013
Think Before You Cut Your Container Once shipping containers are done carrying cargo overseas they are sold and put to use serving many new functions. Some become storage containers; some are outfitted with phone and server equipment to restore communications in the event of natural disasters or in remote locations and still others are modified […]
Repair Small Holes or Bad Seams in Shipping Container Roofs With a Good Quality Coating
July 1, 2013
The Container Roof, a Weak Link Shipping containers have generally lived an active life by the time they are retired from overseas service work. Many shipping containers are retired after a single ocean crossing but others may end up traveling the high seas three to five times before reaching their golden years. It’s at this […]
Several Options to Cut Openings in Shipping Containers
June 28, 2013
Measure Twice, Cut Once! Most shipping container modification plans will involve adding windows, doors, vents or even opening up a side wall. Cutting Cor-Ten steel while not as simple as cutting wood can be accomplished with a variety of different tools that you may have available in the common handy man’s garage. First and most […]
Storage Container Rental Contact Language That Can Cost You a Lot of Money if You’re Not Aware of it
June 25, 2013
Hidden Costs in the Terms and Conditions In previous articles we’ve looked at factors that impact the rental rates you may pay for a storage container, and then we looked at taxes and fees that may occur in addition to the rental rates quoted. The last article discussed lease agreement language that, if you are […]
Shipping Container Floor Issues to Consider
June 18, 2013
The Story Behind the Wood // // The wood floors constructed into shipping containers have become a hotly contested issue over the past several years. As people find more and more creative uses for retired shipping containers they are claiming a positive environmental impact for their recycling efforts. On the other side of the equation, […]