Importance of Leveling Your Container
Most people aren’t aware of the importance of leveling your container. Shipping Container doors will not work properly if the container is not level. When purchasing a shipping container, we will help you ensure that it is sitting level with a few tips from the experts.
A little background on shipping containers. Containers sit on their four corners. These corners are called “corner castings.” The cross members on the floor underneath the container do not touch the ground. This is important information to have when leveling your container.
This video describes how to level the container. This will work before or after the container is loaded with cargo. Youtube Video: How to get Hard-to-Open doors to open
Container Leveling Examples
Below are a few examples of how our customers leveled their containers. Sometimes after a container is loaded, the container will become out of level with the added cargo weight. The doors then become hard to open and close. It is very important to take your time and do it right before the container is delivered. This will save you time and headaches in the future!
Leveling your container is most important after taking delivery. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions. If your container is now level and the doors are not working properly, check out our blog post about container door upkeep.
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