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  • Shipping containers can last a life time if properly set up and maintained; and both components are very easy and very low cost. The setup can range from a simple foundation to elaborate footers and pads, and the maintenance, no matter what you do, is very low. Shipping Container Foundations Putting a shipping container directly on the ground can be problematic for several reasons. First o ...
  • Buying a shipping container to use as a commercial or residential requires a little advanced planning and thought, but with even a small amount of planning and preparation you'll have a solid, secure storage unit that will last you a long time. You'll need to make sure you have ample room, a good place to put it, and the right type of foundation to put it on. Ample Space Containers are pretty larg ...
  • The ideal storage unit is quick to delivery or install, has enough room to store everything that needs to be stored, is secure, and has ample room in case you need to load more things into it in the future. Historically, the most common structure for storage has been a barn or shed constructed from wood, concrete, or bricks; and while structures like this meet most of our criteria, they are very p ...
  • Renting a shipping container is a great option to meet your short term storage needs. It's common for people to rent containers when they're moving into a new house, remodelling their current home, or when companies need short term storage solution for seasonal inventory or other similar circumstances. Shipping containers can be delivered quickly, dropped on site, loaded and secured with your item ...
  • Document storage is a growing industry, and many people instinctively turn to shipping containers so serve as secure, onsite document storage units. Logically, it makes sense; however before you purchase a container and load it full of your important documents there are a few things that should be considered. Humidity, security, and storage features are three of the key items that need to be consi ...
  • Stiff swinging, hard to open doors on a used shipping container can be a frustrating problem. Many people buy a shipping container for some type of storage, and they are going to be in and out of the unit on a regular basis. One thing they don’t want is to cringe in fear of a full body workout every time they need to open the doors. Luckily, the problem of stiff doors can be quick to diagnos ...
  • A 20' or 40' shipping container makes a great storage shed, and with a little planning and thought it can keep everything inside safe and secure for a long time. Using a shipping container for on-site storage means a shorter built out period, reduced labor and material costs, and very secure, fireproof building. Before you get started, you'll want to consider your specific requirements. Making sur ...
  • Spring cleaning season is quickly coming upon us, and that makes it a great time to give your shipping or storage container a quick clean and make any repairs or general maintenance that may be needed. Like most things, an annual cleaning maintenance will extend the life of your shipping container by keeping it in top condition. We've written previously about cleaning a shipping container, and pa ...
  • Shipping containers, no matter if they're 20' or 40' long, are designed to securely hold whatever cargo is loaded into them, and that is one of the driving reasons behind the popularity in using them as both residential and commercial storage units. New and used shipping containers are widely available, affordable, and can be delivered and put to use quickly. If you intend to use the shipping con ...
  • Tough, industrial strength storage solutions that can stand up to the abuses of man, beast, and mother nature are required in North and South Dakota. Shale oil fracking and other mineral and energy extraction companies need storage containers that can be on-site quickly and need little to no maintenance, and used shipping containers are a perfect solution for that. The sellers on ContainerAuction. ...
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