Preparing the Ground for Your Container
Ensuring the container is sited on hard standing and level ground is very important. Uneven ground can lead to containers "racking out", which can cause issues with properly opening and closing the doors. Racking out occurs even if just one corner of the container isn't level, particularly if the contents of the container are then unevenly distributed; the container will twist slightly which places the doors out of alignment, making them difficult to close.
Pre-delivery preparationWhere you choose to place your shipping container is very important and we strongly recommend placing your container on ground which is both level and hard standing. An even, solid site is the ideal environment to position your shipping container on, as soft and un-even ground may cause the corners of the container to sink, and therefore 'rack out'.
However, we understand that hard standing ground isn't always an option. If you're looking at placing your container on grass or in a field, you may wish to consider laying a concrete base/pad or simply place concrete slabs at each corner of the container. Containers rest completely on the corners, with the bottom rail raised slightly off the floor. Four concrete pads placed under each corner will help to level the container and avoid sinking, or rather 'racking out'.
However, please remember that getting your container onto the field will be up to you, as our hauliers are unable to leave hard standing ground. Check out our container delivery page for more details.