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Old 03-04-2020, 12:37 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Piotrsko View Post
I think those are wood shingles not asphaltic coated in gravel.

A 10 tall 40 ft container is about 3500 delivered, less if it isn't seaworthy. 6 foundation points and it exceeds all building standards for strength. Modular and stackable. Only a problem if you're short the 3500.
If I was looking to build in a rural area without many building codes containers would be my choice. They are a great option in earthquake prone areas like the West Coast. I would have gone with a 20' container instead of my Tuff Shed if I could got it into the back yard without a crane lifting it over the house.

The problem in urban areas is that even though we know a container exceeds all building codes you still have to spend the money to hire a structure engineer to prove your exact design meets code.

I am starting to see companies that offer plans with the engineering work complete.
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