As business owners begin to explore their foundation building choices, the first thing that comes to mind is not usually shipping containers. Although they may not be ubiquitous, shipping containers provide exceptional foundations as they are reliable, compact, inexpensive, easy to install, environmentally friendly, and provide height and storage for just about any type of structure. Whether the building is permanent or temporary, constructed of metal or pressure cloth, the perfect base solution for a company can be shipping storage containers.
Shipping Storage Container Benefits On Your Business
The integrity of the structure. Given that shipping containers have been designed solely to keep valuable cargo intact while traveling long distances, it should come as no surprise that they have excellent structural integrity. Since they usually go by sea and face extreme weather conditions, shipping containers are watertight, and doors are robust and durable. Shipping containers are designed to shield contents from water damage and to withstand wind gusts of up to 100 mph.
Easily and efficiently transported. Shipping containers are just the kind of framework that a business owner likes to have when a building needs to be taken down and moved. By their very nature, shipping containers are intended to be moved and can be transported easily via crane, forklift, and many other modes of transport. After the arrival of the containers at the new worksite, they can be lowered to the right location just as they were the first time and recycled as many times as necessary.
Environmentally friendly. For two reasons, the use of shipping containers as bases is ecologically friendly: little or no digging or groundwork is required, and materials such as bricks, mortar, and wood are immediately saved. There are about 500,000 empty shipping containers in the world’s ports. By reusing a shipping container, this ensures that almost 8,000 pounds of otherwise wasted steel are being repurposed. Shipping containers can be refurbished and given a new function even after being used as foundations for many years.
To achieve almost 10 feet of clearance at a time, boxes can be stacked on top of each other. This is particularly useful in industrial and manufacturing applications where vehicles must be able to enter and leave a building safely regularly. Container-mounted building owners also appreciate how the containers not only provide plenty of height but also flat, also sidewalls. The main advantage of container shipping foundations is to have extra cubic feet with low foundation costs. Most companies that are about to start building on a building already have shipping containers, so they save money right off the bat on the foundation costs. Shipping containers come with corner fitting points for bolting or welding together. Boxes can later be disassembled when bound together, while welding is a permanent solution.
Shipping containers can be a lifesaver for businesses with valuable equipment or resources that can not be conveniently and securely stored inside the house. To ensure easy access to storage materials, the ends of a shipping container can be left wholly or partially closed. For a more office-like setting, shipping containers can also get fitted with garage doors. For comfortable workspaces on site, many people convert their shipping containers into actual offices. Shipping containers provide much more protection when used for storage than regular wood structures. Containers offer the utmost protection against the elements, rodents, and pests because they are reinforced with steel.