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  • Most shipping containers have small vents installed when they come out of the factories, but those vents don’t always work ideally in residential or commercial storage situations. If this is the case for you, and you’re storing items that are sensitive to humidity or wide ranges of daily heat changes, it could be well advised to install larger vents that allow for wide changes to tempe ...
  • Over a year into the updated regulations regarding the change from solvent based paints to waterborne paints, much has been learned about how the paints behave and how the changes will impact the shipping container industry, the environment, and the containers themselves. Better for the Environment The obvious impact to changing to waterborne paints is the effect that it has on the environment ...
  • First off, it's not structurally safe to bury a shipping container at any depth underground. Many people think that they can build a quick and easy shelter by digging a hole, lowering in a shipping container, and covering it back up. This could not be further from the truth, and quite frankly can be very dangerous. First off, shipping containers are designed to carry their strength in the rails ...
  • Under normal circumstances, a 20' or 40' shipping container doesn't need to be anchored to the ground due to their natural weight, however in some cases like areas with high winds or that are prone to tornadoes it may make sense to add some extra security to keep the containers tied down for extra strength and security. Both the solutions presented require some type of foundation or footer in ...
  • On the surface, shipping containers are just big steel boxes that are moved around the world loaded with all different types of goods. And for the most part, that's correct. However, while that's correct there are components that go into shipping containers that can help to impact the price of both new and used shipping containers. Steel components make up most of the container, and most of the co ...
  • As converting shipping containers into housing grows in popularity, as with any non-traditional structure there are pros and cons to investigate and weigh before jumping head first into the conversion. Similar to modular construction, trailer/mobile homes, and in some cases log housing, shipping container conversions will take a little more time to mature and grow in acceptance rate. Pros of Shipp ...
  • If you buy a used shipping container, chances are that the floor has some form of peeling or cracking on the surface, often referred to as delamination. In some cases, it's not a big deal, however it's always good to keep an eye on the situation and address it before it large problem. Reasons to Repair or Replace Shipping Container Floors Everyone thinks that shipping container floors are coate ...
  • 40' standard height shipping containers dominated the seas for many years, however in recent years they've been getting harder and harder to find in the secondary, or retail, markets. There has been a shift in the freight demand 40' standards to 40' high cubes, which obviously causes a change in production quantities. Just to clarify, 40' standard containers are 8'6" tall, and 40' high cubes are ...
  • Shipping containers are used for all types of buildings and projects around the United States and other parts of the world. Some of the projects are very practical and have a great every day application, while others are designed purely for a “wow factor” and to gain as much publicity as possible. We've picked out five of our favorite projects, some that we've witnessed ourselves, ...
  • It seems like shipping containers are in the news on a weekly, if not daily, basis recently. If it's not an article about shipping containers falling overboard, it's a story about recycled shipping containers being converted into some type of container house or office space. No matter the reason, any time containers are in the news it raises the visibility of the industry and gives people new idea ...
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