The four corners of containers must be level, if this is not achieved, the shipping container doors will ‘rack’ or become misaligned which will cause recurring issues in opening and closing the container doors. Similarly, from a maintenance point of view, it is recommended that the container is elevated slightly from the ground to allow an air flow and to prevent the container sitting in a damp environment.
Siting The Container
Therefore, the most successful way to site your container, is on a slightly elevated and level surface. It could however be considered overkill to place your container on a purpose built tarmac or concrete plinth! Years of experience have proven that the most successful method of siting is on robust sleepers or concrete slabs located on each of the four corners of the container – ensuring that the container is level with a spirit.
It is also important to note that when your container is delivered, it has to be delivered parallel to the location of the delivery vehicle (unless otherwise arranged). The delivery location should be accessible, no obstacles should be in the way (i.e. trees, hedges), there should be no overhead cables and there should be no drain covers or manholes in the off-loading area.