wide_open_doorsStorage containers are extremely useful in more ways than shipping goods. Environmental conservationists encourage everyone to do what they can to reduce the human impact on environmental degradation.

Recycling storage containers is one way you can do this. Recycling is not only great for the environment but also saves you money, especially when you turn a storage container into a home. You do not have to purchase many construction materials and hire contractors. All you need is a storage container, or two, and a couple of fabrication essential.

Before starting any construction work, remember to visit your local building authority for any of the necessary construction permits for homes in the area.

Preparing the construction site

You need to prepare the land where you will set up your storage container home. A little excavation is necessary if you want to create a permanent structure. Excavation is usually unnecessary if it is a mobile home. You need to find excavation specialists who will advise you on managing storm water, septic tank and any necessary grading work. The foundation is typically a slap on grade application. You can also include a foundation perimeter wall for better structural integrity.


Container modifications

You should review the modifications with a structural engineer or architect. Although storage containers are quite sturdy, cutting homes into them and installing modifications such as windows and doors can weaken the structure. Getting advice from an expert is necessary to maintain the structural integrity of the container. Your storage container may require reinforcement when removing any of the panelings such as cutting in windows and doors. Once all the cuts have been made, you can secure containers to each other making the different rooms to the home.

Finishing touches

Once the Raleigh storage containers are secured to the foundation and to each other, you can start installing the windows, doors, flashing, skylights, framing, insulation, plumbing, heating and cooling among other finishing touches. You can use a general contractor for these finishing touches. They can advise on what materials to use on different parts of the house. You can also install fixtures such as sinks and bathtubs among others.https://www.carolinacontainers.com/

Once you complete your storage containers home, you need to get an inspection by a building official for the sign off. This inspection will award you with a certificate of occupancy, which allows you to live in the home.

Carolina Containers can solve your on-site storage needs for commercial, residential, industrial construction and retail customers. Call us for more details!


Check below for more of our informative articles:

Storage Q&A: Storing Household Items

Temporary Storage Containers: Making Like Easy While Moving

Necessity of Storage Containers in the Construction Industry