What You Need to Know Before Turning To A Shipping Container Modification Company

Giving shipping containers a new lease of life by converting them into business or home structures is an increasingly popular trend today—and for a good reason. It’s a cheaper, portable, versatile, sturdy, and eco-friendly practice in the construction market.

Custom Shipping Containers

With the help of a shipping container modification company, you can create fully functional custom structures, including bars, offices, studios, and secure storage units. But as with any industry, it’s essential to understand how these companies work – i.e., how they go about building custom shipping containers. Here are some important considerations to keep in mind before working with a shipping container modification company.

The Client Comes with the ‘Blueprint’

It’s best to have at least a rough idea of the expected outcome. Share the intended use, preferred design of the workspace, number of users, and other relevant details.

Don’t hold back when it comes to design ideas (let your creativity shine). Create sketches, pinpoint examples of similar custom shipping containers, or even hold video calls to elaborate on what you want.

Verifying Permits/Building Codes is a Team Effort

Different jurisdictions have varying permits or building codes—and shipping container modification companies can’t possibly know the building codes in every region. For this reason, clients should gather information on all applicable requirements in their locality during the conceptual stage. This information facilitates a seamless construction process under the laws put in place by local authorities.

You Can’t Hurry Quality

Most custom shipping containers are modified to order. Sure, there are some “one-size-fits-all” structures out there—but if you want something that meets your unique needs, be prepared to wait. Some of the shipping container modification companies have customization teams highly experienced and equipped to create quality custom-fabricated shipping containers.

Functionality and Safety Matter

Regardless of the uniqueness or creativity of a design idea, safety and functionality always take center stage. All the best shipping container modification companies are likely to forego a design if they deem it a safety risk. This ties in with the local permits and building codes.

Carolina Containers

Are you looking to build a unique and high-quality custom shipping container? Or maybe you want to repair faulty container structures? Partner with Carolina Containers. We specialize in bringing your ideas to life with quality. Contact us at (919) 562-9187 for more on container modification.

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Storage Options for Your Business: Shipping Containers

Many businesses face storage challenges at some point. A storage shortage could result from growth, a seasonal surge, or extraordinary high production volume. Modified shipping containers are the solution and a growing segment in shipping container sales.

Modified Shipping Containers

Construction Sites

There are many different circumstances for which a business may need a shipping container. Job construction sites sometimes require extra storage for equipment, tools, or even office space. A storage container is great for materials that need to be secured at the end of the day while the construction is underway. There is no need to worry about the security of the items. Containers can be sealed and secured for peace of mind, so those materials required on-site stay there – no need to ferry them back and forth.

Office Space

If office space is needed, an office container can be delivered on-site. These modified containers are ready to go – windows, doors, electrical outlets, even a bathroom can be included. Containers are available to lease or buy and customized to meet a company’s needs.

Standard office containers include lights, outlets, air conditioning, heating, and tile floors. These types of containers can be altered to meet your specifications.

Shipping Container Sales

We offer a wide range of portable storage containers at affordable prices. Our shipping containers are dependable and fit your business’s needs. If you need something quick, we can do it.

Carolina Containers is a leading provider of storage containers for the east coast. With a full yard of 20′ and 40′ storage containers, the perfect container is waiting for your business. We also have ground-level offices for sale and rent. In as little as 24 hours, the ideal container can be delivered.

The ability to customize containers allows Carolina Containers to meet a business’ specific needs. Several modifications are available: roll-up doors, office doors, windows, electrical, air conditioning, heating, insulation, and drywall. Any other needed changes can be accommodated to create the ideal space.

Shipping Containers Offer Dry Storage

Everything can have multiple uses. All you need is a creative mind. You may think shipping containers are just for big businesses, but they can be turned into portable containers for dry storage. They are specifically designed to be resistant to extreme weather conditions. Buying shipping containers for dry goods for a restaurant, pantry, or grocery store is the most cost-effective way to increase storage. Here are the benefits of using shipping containers for storage.

Shipping Container Benefits

Improved Functionality. Shipping containers can be converted into storage areas. You can use these to organize stock and inventory. They can easily be placed on different areas of a site for easy access by various departments. You can move and rotate these containers to keep up with changing needs. It will improve the function of your storage areas and organize them in a better way.

Portable. Buying shipping containers for dry storage means you can place them anywhere. You can set it up for back stock or as your primary storage. The options are endless as the portability factor will allow you to place them anywhere and everywhere.

Cost-Effective. Shipping containers for your dry storage needs will have to be customized. After all, everyone has different storage needs. However, because this storage solution is inexpensive compared to building more storage, it can save costs in the long run. These storage containers will keep items longer, so you can save restock costs by purchasing larger quantities.

Sealed Tight. Standard shipping containers are certified for a tight seal. They were initially designed to withstand the rigors of ocean transport. Neither pests nor other contaminants can enter the container. When a shipping container is converted for dry goods storage, it retains these same qualities. That means your stock will be safe from any contaminants or pests. Not wasting money or stock is the best thing you can do for your business.

Carolina Containers

Buying shipping containers for dry goods is simple for us. We offer various options so the container can meet your needs and is practical for your business. If you are looking for a practical and affordable storage solution, please contact Carolina Containers now. Call 919-562-9187 and see what we can do for you.

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Are Shipping Containers Completely Waterproof?

Shipping containers are proving to be incredibly versatile. While still an imperative component of international shipping, they are also being used by innovative company owners as a practical solution to their ever-increasing business needs.

Containers are used as temporary office space, outside restaurants, and even popup bars or cafes in outdoor markets. With more eyes on shipping containers for their versatility, many businesses are discovering their properties and durability. Let’s examine whether shipping containers are wholly waterproof and how they could serve any business’s needs.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof?

The short answer is yes; shipping containers are waterproof. They are made of hard-wearing steel to protect their contents from the elements and drastic temperature variations. Steel in itself is not 100% waterproof and is susceptible to corrosion if not correctly treated. The good news is that responsible shipping companies (and business owners) will employ one or more of the following techniques to ensure their containers remain waterproof:

Apply Anti-Corrosion Coating

Coating the steel container in a special anti-corrosion paint can prevent water from pooling on the container and causing corrosion. Moreover, the coating protects against saltwater, wear and tear, and damage from the elements, increasing the container’s durability.

Perform Routine Maintenance

Given the adverse conditions shipping containers often face, rust or damage may occur over time. Any damage must be identified and repaired. If left unchecked, minor damage will cause small holes that allow water to enter the container.

Prevent Condensation

While some condensation is expected, it’s best practice to store your containers in a dry place resistant to drastic temperature fluctuations. This placement will prevent any excess water gathering and will prevent rust from forming on the surface.

How to Choose a Waterproof Shipping Container

When selecting a shipping container, perform some basic checks to ensure it is completely waterproof. Examine the rubber seals on all doors and fixings and check they’re unbroken, as these prevent moisture from entering the container. Check for rust and any other damages and request any breaks in the surface be fixed before buying or renting the container.

Containers’ Many Uses

Shipping containers are a cost-effective, eco-friendly storage and transportation solution for various products across numerous industries. Because they are versatile and durable, they are extremely popular with business owners in many different sectors. To ensure they last and protect your goods, you should make sure they are waterproof and protected from the elements by routinely checking and repairing them where necessary.

Carolina Containers

Need some extra space or storage? A shipping container could be the solution. Carolina Containers carry a large selection of containers. We modify them to your specifications and deliver. Contact us today at 919-562-9187 and see what we can do for you.

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Transporting Shipping Containers – What You Need to Know

The name ‘shipping container’ doesn’t cover all the uses for these extremely simple containers. Also called Conex boxes, shipping containers are large steel containers used in various industries and not just shipping. They’re used for everything from storage to living space plus shipping container transport is an easy affair.

Shipping Container Uses

Some of the many industries that use shipping containers are:

  • Retail: For storing items for showrooms, stores, restaurants, mobile pop-up retail space
  • Education: Storing equipment for sports, office records, and surplus furniture. Also, additional classrooms or offices
  • Construction: Storing tools and materials on-site
  • Industrial: Storing equipment and parts
  • Government: Storing documents and other sensitive materials
  • Automotive: Storing extra parts, tools, and tires
  • Healthcare: Storing laundry, records, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), and medical equipment
  • Agriculture: Storing farm equipment, tools, and machinery
  • Shelter: Temporary office spaces, emergency housing, or mobile clinics

The attribute that matters the most with a shipping container is its weight. Logistics, longevity, and maintenance of the shipping container all revolve around this one attribute.

Mobility & Durability

The reason why shipping containers are so versatile is their mobility and durability. Shipping containers were designed to withstand plenty of abuse while protecting the contents. They are weathertight and built from steel – practically indestructible. The bonus is these robust steel boxes are entirely mobile.

This mobility allows them to be used on sites where they are needed temporarily and then moved to another location. A temporary need may be due to a project (construction), a season, or a short-term solution (overflow inventory). A shipping container can be modified to meet the immediate need and delivered on short notice.

Moving

With shipping container transport, you must factor in safety, efficiency, space, costs, and logistics. Popular methods to move a shipping container are by truck, train, and boat, for which they were specifically designed. Many companies can be contracted to transport shipping containers. The outsourcing price depends on container size, the number of containers, transport method, distance to site location, and other costs like stacking and siting. A forklift or a crane is sometimes needed for shipping container placement. The maneuverability space at the destination site will determine if extra equipment will be required. Always check if any additional insurance is necessary when moving the container.

Carolina Containers

Have a temporary need for more space or storage? We are ready to help. Carolina Containers carries a full line of shipping containers to meet your needs. We can modify any container and offer shipping container transport. Contact us at 919-562-9187 and see what we can do for you.

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A Few Tips/Repairs To Keep Your Container Strong Longer

What would happen if your containers could serve you longer than their average life span? Doesn’t that mean more profit since you wouldn’t have to invest in a replacement? Absolutely!

Storage Container Maintenance

Shipping containers perform multiple functions: they serve as storage units, equipment enclosures, and some organizations convert them into a workspace. Irrespective of what it’s used for, here we share practical tips on storage container maintenance to help you keep your containers in good shape for the long haul.

How To Prolong The Lifespan Of Your Container

Although shipping containers are durable and not easily damaged by the elements, you still have a role in ensuring their longevity.

Re-level Your Container

Your container unit should always be placed on a flat, level surface. But after a while, you may observe the container beginning to shift, and that’s when you need to re-level it. The four edges should touch the ground to ensure balance while the floor cross members are elevated. When balanced, the container’s weight is evenly distributed across all four edges—thereby prolonging its lifespan.

Watch Out For Rust

If your container is kept in an open space or any area subject to natural elements like snow and rainfall, rust could develop. For proper storage container maintenance, inspect the container, especially the rooftop, caulk, and weathering strips. Clean every trace of dirt, rust or debris, using vinegar and a wire brush.

Similarly, identify areas with dents where water can accumulate and paint with moisture-resistant paint.

Prioritize Maintenance

If you want your containers to last for several more years, you need to prioritize storage container maintenance. The excuse of “containers are durable and resistant to rust” is not going to help you extend its life span. Make allocations for scheduled maintenance. It’s the smart way to preserve your shipping containers.

Lubricant Door Hinges

Open the right door of your container and clean its cam, door hinges, and keeper. After proper cleaning, add some lubricant to the door’s hinges and repeat the same for the left door. You will see lots of improvement, and it’ll serve you much longer.

Carolina Containers

Keep your shipping containers in the best condition with regular storage container maintenance. What’s more, it’s a proven way to prolong its lifespan. When you need additional onsite storage, you will get only the very best when you source it from Carolina Containers. Call us at 919-562-9187 and see what we can do for you.

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Shipping Containers As Mobile Immunization Clinic

Vaccines save lives. Getting desperately needed vaccines to people who need them, especially during a medical crisis such as a pandemic, is vital but logistically tricky. This difficulty is real for remote and rural areas that lack the more extensive medical infrastructure of major cities, or even smaller towns for that matter. Mobile immunization clinics are often employed to get people in remote areas the vaccines they so desperately need.

Custom Shipping Containers

Constructing such mobile clinics might seem complicated, but there is, as with most such issues, an easy answer. Custom shipping containers are the perfect solution for immunization clinic needs.

Shipping containers are straightforward to adapt to various uses, and mobile clinics are one of them. Shipping containers are essentially giant steel boxes constructed to be sent from one corner of the world to another. This design makes them exceptionally portable, durable, reliable, and easy to wipe down and sanitize.

As part of their ease of modification, HVAC systems, doors, windows, and storage equipment can be easily added to a shipping container as part of the portable clinic creation process. Shipping Containers are also cheap and easy to find. Even though they can last for years, many containers are used once and left aside because, in the shipping industry, it’s cheaper to do that rather than send them back empty. These used shipping containers can be purchased and modified to suit various needs, like portable immunization clinics.

Portable Immunization Clinics

The space they provide might seem a bit cramped, but they’re perfectly suited for the needs of a small immunization clinic. You don’t need a lot of space to give someone a shot, after all. Since they are giant steel boxes, shipping containers can also be combined to make a larger clinic, if needed. Their design and construction make them easy to ensure, both for privacy and security.

Shipping containers are easily modified, so they are a cinch to clean depending on the wallcovering and flooring selected. Their durable nature makes them portable and reliable. In short, shipping containers are excellent for use as a mobile immunization clinic. Strapped onto the back of a flatbed truck, they can be located just about anywhere to help those in need. Vaccinating the population means thousands of saved lives. Making it accessible to all no matter their location achieves that goal.

Carolina Containers

Need a mobile clinic or office? Carolina Containers can create a custom shipping container to meet your needs. Give us a call at 919-562-9187 and see what we can do for you.

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Shipping Containers – Storage You Can Craft for Your Business

Many businesses face storage challenges at some point. A storage shortage could result from growth, a seasonal surge, or extraordinary high production volume. Modified shipping containers are the solution and a growing segment in shipping container sales.

Modified Shipping Containers

Construction Sites

There are many different circumstances for which a business may need a shipping container. Job construction sites sometimes require extra storage for equipment, tools, or even office space. A storage container is great for materials that need to be secured at the end of the day while the construction is underway. There is no need to worry about the security of the items. Containers can be sealed and secured for peace of mind, so those materials required on-site stay there – no need to ferry them back and forth.

Office Space

If office space is needed, an office container can be delivered on-site. These modified containers are ready to go – windows, doors, electrical outlets, even a bathroom can be included. Containers are available to lease or buy and customized to meet a company’s needs.

Standard office containers include lights, outlets, air conditioning, heating, and tile floors. These types of containers can be altered to meet your specifications.

Shipping Container Sales

We offer a wide range of portable storage containers at affordable prices. Our shipping containers are dependable and fit your business’s needs. If you need something quick, we can do it.

Carolina Containers is a leading provider of storage containers for the east coast. With a full yard of 20′ and 40′ storage containers, the perfect container is waiting for your business. We also have ground-level offices for sale and rent. In as little as 24 hours, the ideal container can be delivered.

The ability to customize containers allows Carolina Containers to meet a business’ specific needs. Several modifications are available: roll-up doors, office doors, windows, electrical, air conditioning, heating, insulation, and drywall. Any other needed changes can be accommodated to create the ideal space.

Carolina Containers

Our shipping containers have a multitude of uses. Over the years, we’ve transformed our shipping containers into homes, mobile offices, garages, studio spaces, concession stands, greenhouses, training facilities, and more. No project is too big or too small. We can work with you to create your perfect space. Contact Carolina Containers to discuss your needs. Call 919-562-9187 today.

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Proven Long-Term PPE Storage – Shipping Containers

In times of a health crisis, storing personal protective equipment for easy access where it’s safe is vital. The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched many medical supply distribution networks to their limits and beyond. Businesses are increasingly turning to creative solutions with varied results to overcome logistical difficulties.

Custom Storage Containers

One of the solutions is to transform shipping containers into custom storage containers. Shipping containers are already incredibly versatile, durable, and reliable, so it’s little wonder they are utilized in a crisis. Shipping containers are, at their most basic, a massive steel box. While that’s great for shipping most items without issue, PPE needs extra care to remain safe. Humidity and temperature are essential in medical storage, and a metal box on its own is not very good at controlling either of those.

PPE Storage

Storing PPE in a hospital or clinic is, of course, ideal, but the quantities involved during a pandemic mean such facilities don’t have the available space for all of what they need. Worse, if one facility has a surplus and needs to send supplies to an area in need, doing so quickly can save lives.

Fortunately, shipping containers are straightforward to modify. With some added insulation and temperature control equipment, a shipping container can transform into proper PPE storage. The process does take some work, but it’s certainly easier than trying to find more storage space in an overcrowded and harried medical facility.

Modifying Shipping Containers

The mentioned modifications can quickly be done to as many or as few containers as needed, as is often the case when modifying shipping containers for some other use. The containers can be used to transport equipment or even sent empty to a location that needs extra storage.

Custom storage containers have a multitude of uses. Extra storage for PPE in a medical crisis, such as a worldwide pandemic, is one such potential use. It doesn’t take much to allow the containers to hold PPE safely, not only on location but also on the road to help supply other locations. Times of crisis call for creative solutions and shipping containers are great for solving logistics problems. They’re numerous, cheap, easy to transport, and easy to modify. With the right adjustments, their use for storage can help save lives and ensure people get the PPE they desperately need during this medical crisis and beyond.

Carolina Containers

Does your business need extra storage? Custom storage containers are the solution. Carolina Containers are experts in modifying shipping containers to meet any business’ needs. Contact us today at 919-562-9187 and see what we can do for you.

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Shipping Containers As Dry Storage

Everything can have multiple uses. All you need is a creative mind. You may think shipping containers are just for big businesses, but they can be turned into portable containers for dry storage. They are specifically designed to be resistant to extreme weather conditions. Buying shipping containers for dry goods for a restaurant, pantry, or grocery store is the most cost-effective way to increase storage. Here are the benefits of using shipping containers for storage.

Shipping Container Benefits

Improved Functionality. Shipping containers can be converted into storage areas. You can use these to organize stock and inventory. They can easily be placed on different areas of a site for easy access by various departments. You can move and rotate these containers to keep up with changing needs. It will improve the function of your storage areas and organize them in a better way.

Portable. Buying shipping containers for dry storage means you can place them anywhere. You can set it up for back stock or as your primary storage. The options are endless as the portability factor will allow you to place them anywhere and everywhere.

Cost-Effective. Shipping containers for your dry storage needs will have to be customized. After all, everyone has different storage needs. However, because this storage solution is inexpensive compared to building more storage, it can save costs in the long run. These storage containers will keep items longer, so you can save restock costs by purchasing larger quantities.

Sealed Tight. Standard shipping containers are certified for a tight seal. They were initially designed to withstand the rigors of ocean transport. Neither pests nor other contaminants can enter the container. When a shipping container is converted for dry goods storage, it retains these same qualities. That means your stock will be safe from any contaminants or pests. Not wasting money or stock is the best thing you can do for your business.

Carolina Containers

Buying shipping containers for dry goods is simple for us. We offer various options so the container can meet your needs and is practical for your business. If you are looking for a practical and affordable storage solution, please contact Carolina Containers now. Call 919-562-9187 and see what we can do for you.

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Durable Shipping Container Flooring Options

Adding secondary flooring to a shipping container can help increase the durability and longevity of a container substantially. The installation of container flooring can create an additional expense. However, anyone purchasing a shipping container should consider investing in this feature.

There are several flooring options from which to choose. When installing flooring into a container, selecting the right material is crucial. The flooring choice should withstand the shipping container transport and match the use of the container. In this post, we will look at five shipping container flooring options.

Durable Shipping Container Flooring Choices

Vinyl Flooring. Vinyl flooring works well for shipping containers that will come into contact with moisture. This type of flooring is easy to clean up and is resistant to moisture and scratches. It is an excellent choice for shipping containers used as an office space, a restroom, or a greenhouse. Overall this is an affordable and durable option.

Imitation Wood Flooring. The next flooring option you can use is imitation wood flooring. Imitation wood flooring is a type of vinyl flooring. It imitates the look of wood but is much more carefree than natural wood flooring. There are also tons of designs and color options. Shipping container offices and living spaces benefit the most from this flooring option.

Epoxy Coating. Not only can you install new flooring, but shipping containers can also be sealed with an epoxy coating. Epoxy coating is put over standard flooring and helps keep items from slipping in a container. This coating can be added to any secondary flooring. This way, container flooring lasts for a more extended amount of time.

Steel or Aluminum Flooring. Steel and aluminum flooring are incredibly durable. If you are making multiple shipments year-round, this is an ideal option. Steel and aluminum flooring is the easiest type of flooring to maintain. It does not scratch or fade like other materials. Also, steel flooring is a reliable and sturdy option for shipping container transport.

Plywood or Bamboo Flooring. Finally, the last option you can go with is plywood or bamboo flooring. This type of wooden flooring should be sealed with epoxy coating to make it last. On the whole, bamboo and plywood flooring looks great in shipping containers.

Carolina Containers

We can modify any shipping container to meet your needs. We also supply shipping container transport. Contact Carolina Containers today and see what we can do for you. Call 919-562-9187.

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