5 Tips and Tricks to Properly Maintaining Your Shipping Container

Written by Small Business Magazine on February 7th, 2018. Posted in Modular housing solutions, Portable and easy to relocate conex containers, Shipping container office

Conex containers

It has been estimated that most shipping containers have a lifespan on the sea of about two decades. Having said that, many are retired after between 10 and 15 years of use. Some experts say that there are as many as 24 million of these containers that are no longer used for shipping. These are used for a number of reasons ranging from being generator enclosures to being used as a number of kinds of buildings. Industrial shipping containers can be used as modular housing, office space, museums, schools, and hospitals. They are also used as pop up shops and othe

How the Housing Shortage Can Be Addressed With Repurposed Shipping Containers

Written by Small Business Magazine on November 10th, 2017. Posted in Conex containers, Modular housing solutions

Modular housing solutions

While there is a definite housing shortage within the United States, there is a specific need for more affordable housing. When this is combined with the pressing need to construct homes in areas ravaged by natural disasters, shipping containers can provide a viable and welcome solution for this issue.

Currently, there are over 17 million people in the United States that live in manufactured homes. This includes modified shipping containers. In addition to being eco-green, these containers are constructed out of 85% recycled steel. Furthermore, they are fully recyclable when demolished. When these containers are repurposed, it saves considerably on new building materials.