You might wonder what you need to do before your container arrives. Here we will talk about the benefits of a good foundation and what you should consider doing.
A hard, levelled ground is crucial. Placing the container on uneven ground may result in the doors not properly closing. A concrete floor can be the best option to guarantee a long-lasting and even foundation, although not always accessible to some. It is also worth noting that most hauliers will not drive their trucks over soft ground/grass. Make sure you discuss with your provider where you want the shipping container placed.
Railway sleepers are a great alternative when a solid floor is not an option. Placing them from corner to corner under the container. The sleepers will stop the unit from sinking into the ground, which they can do over time on a soft basis. Having your container raised also allows airflow underneath and helps keep the inside of your container dry. So it can be a good idea on hard ground as well!
Another easy alternative is using concrete slabs. They can be placed on soft ground under the four corners of your unit, creating a level surface. Having your container raised also allows airflow underneath and helps keep the inside of your container dry. This option also gives the same benefits as railway sleepers, allowing airflow underneath the container.
No matter what option you choose, your location must be easily accessible for a rigid lorry or an artic. Make sure the container has space around it to allow the doors to open.
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