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Rust and Corrosion In Shipping Container Homes

Design & Build

Many people are under the false belief that shipping containers are bulletproof and rustproof. While many general purpose shipping containers are made from Cor-ten steel, this does not mean that they are rustproof. Failing to protect your shipping containers from rust can spell big trouble when using them to construct a shipping container home. In […]

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My Shipping Containers Have Arrived! Now What?

Design & Build

Once you decide to construct a shipping container home, you will anxiously await the moment your shipping containers arrive. You’ve planned the build, chosen your containers and your containers have finally arrived. But now what? Before the containers arrive you should have already prepared your building site. Doing this in advance will allow the containers […]

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Constructing Foundations for Shipping Container Homes

Design & Build

Along with the appropriate insulation, making sure you use the correct foundation for your shipping container home is crucial for a successful build. We discussed shipping container home foundations and  How to Build Your Shipping Container Home the Right Way  previously. Since this new article is a continuation of those other discussions, if you have not done […]

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Shipping Container Flooring and Pesticides

Design & Build

One of the most often asked questions that we receive is “Should I remove the floor in my shipping container?” When converting shipping containers into a home or office, one of the easiest ways to save money is to keep the container’s original flooring. However, the main concern with using the existing floor is safety. Typically the […]

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