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Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a shipping container. Whether you are planning on creating a new office, greenhouse, garage, wine cellar, or playhouse for the kids, a container is as versatile as it is affordable. But before delivery, it’s always a good idea to check and prep your ground for the shipping container. To help you plan for delivery, here are some handy tips on how to prepare your site for shipping containers for sale in BC.
When it comes to the best site location for your container, you’ll want to find an area of level ground. Otherwise, If the location is uneven, the doors of the container can stick, making it a challenge to open and close them.
Pavement makes a great spot for your container. They’re tough, spacious, and usually built on a relatively level surface. So, if you have a driveway or a parking lot, there really isn’t much preparation you’ll have to do. Just make sure the area is free of debris and wait for your shipping containers for sale in BC to arrive.
BC is notorious for its rainy season. So, if your area gets its fair share of the wet stuff, you might want to keep your container elevated. Placing concrete blocks or railroad tires underneath the container will help keep the foundation dry and away from the water. Plus, elevating your container makes it easier for a forklift to move it to a new location.
If pavement is not an option, you can also use crushed gravel. Gravel will not only properly support the weight of your container, but also won’t shift, ensuring your container is secured.
Soft ground, like grass or soil, is not the most efficient option to set up your shipping containers for sale in BC. Over time, your container can sink into the ground or shift, leading to door problems that can come back and haunt you in the long run. If you must place your container on a weak surface, you can install piles (cylindrical steel tubes) in the ground to provide that extra support to handle the weight of your container.
Last but certainly not least, you’ll want to choose a mobile storage company that has the knowledge and experience in the sale and rental of new and used steel storage containers. If you have any questions or concerns about preparing your site for shipping containers for sale in BC, contact Axcess Box today!