Floors and Sub-Floors for Storage Containers in Monteray

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–Storage containers are a great way to get a little bit of extra room for your furniture, clothing or other items. Monterey storage containers company Container Stop offers a wide variety of customized storage containers and pride themselves on their amazing customer services throughout the delivery and purchasing process.

However, before you just plop that storage container anywhere on your property, you should make a few considerations. One big consideration to make is if you should put the container on the ground or raised up on a slab or a foundation of some kind. Generally, it is a good idea to keep it suspended off the ground.
So why is it recommended that your storage container be raised off the ground a little bit. Well, this blog post will go over a few of the many reasons why.

To avoid mud and flooding

The last thing you want is to have mud or water seeping into your storage container and ruining your furniture or other belongings that are currently being stored. If you lay your container directly on the ground, there is often limited protection from the elements if it rains outside. However, if your container is suspended or raised off the ground, the mud or pooling/flooding water likely won’t be able to get into the container as easily.

To protect the contents of the container

While mud and water can damage your belongings, they are not the only potential harmful thing that can reach your contents. Rust can certainly affect some of the items, and mold and mildew can begin to accumulate if the container sits on the ground. Your contents can only get as clean and protected as the unit itself, so you want to keep it in pristine condition.

To increase air flow

If damp items or structures sit on the ground for too long without movement, it can be a breeding ground for mold and mildew. To prevent that from happening, keeping your storage container propped up can help sufficient air flow to pass, which will keep the foundation of the container in the best condition possible. Also, having a gap under the container will also help the storage container to be more mobile if you ever need to move it. If it is straight on the ground, it could be tough to get under it to move it.

Interested in Monterey storage containers? If so, be sure to reach out of Container Shop, one of the best locally owned and operated storage companies in the state. Check out their website or call them at (805) 441-0883.

Design Ideas For Storage Container Exteriors

–While we would all love a home or apartment with all the in-house storage you need, that is not always easy to find. And if you are able to find it, there is a chance it will cost an arm and a leg. However, there is a way to get some extra storage without having to find a whole new home.

Purchasing and using a storage container is a great way to get some extra storage for your belongings, at a reasonable price. Container Stop has been providing storage containers in Hollister and the rest of California for years, and are one of the best locally owned and operated storage companies in the state. They offer a wide range of different sizes (even customized) and deliver right to your property. Also, their world class support team will ensure your questions are answered all throughout the process. But sometimes, these Hollister storage containers can be a bit visually unappealing. They are built more for function than for style. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t look great. With that in mind, here are some ideas for designing and customizing the exterior of your storage container.

Paint it to match your home

Any way you slice it, a large steel or metal storage container on your property can always be a little bit of an eye sore, especially when compared to a gorgeous home. One great way to add a little personality to your storage container is to give it a little bit of color to make it “fit in” a little bit more. Of course, you want to ensure you are using a suitable type of paint that will work on metal exteriors.

Add some landscaping

In order to help the storage container feel like it “belongs” on your property, you should look to integrate it into your lot. This can be done in a lot of different ways. But one of the best ways to help the container fit in is to add some landscaping around/on it. By having plants, trees or shrubs surround the container, you will feel more like it is an extension of your home, and not a random addition to it.

Put solar panels on it

This one might not be for the looks of the container, but has more of a practical use. Living in California, there is a lot of sun out there during the day. People should be taking advantage of this sun by adding solar power to their homes, garages and yes, storage containers. This could save people money, while helping the environment at the same time.

Need a storage container in Hollister? If so, be sure to reach out to Container Stop and either visit their website or call them at (805) 441-0883.

Moving? Add ‘Call Container Stop’ to the to-do list

We deliver to all of California

–Moving to a new location? Take your storage container Salinas or anywhere with you. Did you sell your container? Container Stop can pick it up and deliver it to the new owner. Buy a container from your neighbor and need help moving it to your property? Call Container Stop! Decided you want to move your container to a different spot? Container Stop can do that, too. Container Stop can relocate a storage container Salinas, and to and from just about anywhere. The company has the equipment and skill to move the storage container Salinas safely and in time to meet your moving schedule. After all, storage containers are their business.

A few things to think about before calling Container Stop to schedule the move include:

  • Is there a clear approach for pick up and delivery? A storage container in Salinas agricultural yard might have a clearer approach than a container in a residential driveway. Are there any trees that need to be maneuvered around or equipment that needs to be moved away from the approach?
  • Is the road paved? Rainy weather might be a concern for some unpaved roads.
  • What are the dimensions of the new space for the storage container Salinas?
  • What is on each side and behind the new space? Container Stop can fit a container into just about any tight space, but it is still helpful to know as much about where it is going to be unloaded as possible.
  • Do you have to completely empty the container? Gross weight and protecting property from damage during the move are both important considerations. Not removing the contents, even if they may be tightly secured, might make the container weigh too much for legal shipping weight. Any contents that shift during the move are probably going to be damaged, even destroyed, and may create an unsafe situation for the driver and others traveling on the highways.
  • When do you need the container moved?
  • How much notice does Container Stop need to work with your moving schedule?
  • Do you need to be present for pick up and delivery?

Container Stop excels in difficult deliveries and difficult placement in hard to reach areas, but the more information you are able to provide ahead of the move, the smoother the move will be. Based in Paso Robles, Container Stop delivers containers any where in California and provides a higher level of personal service than can be found with larger shipping container companies.

Contact Container Stop today to schedule your move.