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Allstates container shipping containerYou need to Prepare Before Receiving your Shipping Container

Preparing a site for a shipping container to be delivered will ensure there are no problems once the container is in place. This planning needs to be careful and thorough. The location where the container will sit needs to be decided based on several factors.

One factor is the sun and shading. By assessing the position of the sun on the site at various times of the day and during different seasons, the perfect spot can be determined. The trees and bushes nearby have to be considered as they will have a significant impact. If the container is used as a workshop or shipping container mobile office, shades above doors and windows can help control the interior temperature.

Think of the Little Things

Drainage is the next important factor. Placing the container near a pond or stream increases the chances of flooding. Also, low spots on the land may lead to ponding in case of a torrential downpour. Ponding can cause erosion and undermining the ground beneath the structure. Evaluating the property ahead of time will allow proper drainage to be installed before any problems arise.

It doesn’t matter how beautiful a site is; everything will be in vain if it is difficult to access the container. There should be a road or cleared land for the truck to deliver the container. The distance of the placement site from the main road has to be considered including the presence of any steep slopes, low spots that need to be crossed or natural obstacles in the way. The delivery company may want to come and survey the scene, so there are not any problems on delivery day. As strong as conex containers Charlotte NC may be, they aren’t indestructible and if you want them to really last you need to take good care of them. 

Plan for the Future too, not just how Things Look Right Now

If the container site is part of a more significant construction site, then the placement will have to consider some other factors. There will need to be space for construction equipment to maneuver around the container. Any large cranes or equipment brought in on trailers will need even more room. In these cases, it is better to have broad, flat roads with gentle turns without a lot of mud and water on them. A secondary construction roadway may need to be built.

Shipping containers are great to use as temporary offices or storage. A little planning before placement is crucial for accessibility, security, and protection of contents. 

For more information on using shipping containers at your home or business, contact Allstates Containers at 704-802-7700.