Call Us: Atlanta (678) 829-5902

Call Us: Atlanta (678) 829-5902

FAQ

Picking the Right Location for your Container

Leveling a Container with Hard to Open Doors


 

Are the containers weatherproof?

We guarantee your container to be delivered in wind & watertight condition. The containers are completely enclosed and will keep wind & rain out so your contents stay dry and secure.

***Please note, that our “easy-access” modular units are equipped with a roll up door. While the container itself is wind & watertight, the roll up door does not create the same type of seal as the standard cargo doors of a shipping container. Due to the construction of the roll up door, you may notice a bit of condensation on the ceiling during times when the temperatures are cool at night and then warmer during the day.

Do I need to prepare the surface where the container will be placed?

No surface prep is required. The container can sit directly on the ground. The only parts of the container that will come in contact with the ground are the corners. There will be approximately a 5” to 6” gap between the ground and the underside of the container.

***We recommend that you select as level a spot as possible for the container. The doors can be difficult to open and close if the container is not level.

Will your driver level the container upon delivery?

Yes. The driver carries small pieces of 1” x 2” pressure treated wood and a jack. He will check the doors before leaving and is able to shim up a corner if necessary.

***If the area is extremely unlevel, the driver may not have the ability level the container completely. Additional leveling may be required over time as you load the container with your items.

Can the container be placed on railroad ties/landscape timbers upon delivery?

Yes. Many of our customers choose to elevate the container slightly by placing railroad ties/landscape timbers under each corner or on each end. Our drivers are able to assist you in doing so.

***We do not provide the railroad ties/landscape timbers.

How much room is required on-site for delivery of my container?

Our 20ft containers are delivered on a small roll back truck. Containers over 40ft in length are delivered on our tilt bed trailer. The driver will set one end of the container on the ground and pull out from underneath the container. The container, truck and trailer will be in one long line as he does so. He’ll need approximately 50-60ft of a straight drive to deliver a 20’ container. He’ll need approximately 80-100ft of a straight drive to deliver a 40ft container. He’ll need approximately 100-125ft of a straight drive to deliver a 48ft or 53ft container.

How much overhead clearance is needed to deliver my container?

The driver will need at least 14ft of overhead clearance for delivery. Any overhanging power lines, tree limbs, branches or anything below 14ft are in danger of being damaged.

How quickly can I expect my container to be delivered after placing an order?

We are usually able to deliver your container within 5 business days from the time you place your order. In some cases we are able to deliver your container the next day. Much of when we deliver your container will depend on the trucking schedule at the time the order is placed.

Do you provide locks for the container?

Yes. We offer a pad lock with two keys. We also offer a heavy duty cargo door lock with two keys. The pad locks are available for purchase. The heavy duty cargo door locks are available for rent or purchase.

Out of what type of material are the containers made?

Our standard storage containers are comprised of 14 gauge corrugated steel panels throughout. They have 1-1/8” thick hardwood flooring on the interior. Our “easy-access” modular containers are comprised of a durable aluminum/steel construction. They exterior has smooth-sided white panels throughout. The 16ft units have a flat metal floor and the 20ft units have a marine plywood floor.

Do you have trailers available?

Yes. We do offer 45ft and 48ft trailers. They are available for on-site static storage only.

What type of payment do you accept?

We accept company checks, cashier’s checks, money orders and most major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover).