–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.
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