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How to Choose the Right Foundation for Your Shipping Container Home

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 16, 2014 01:07 AM
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The cargotecture movement has taken the world by storm, and for good reason - shipping containers are readily available prefabricated structures that can be used to create low-impact modern homes. If you're looking to recycle some shipping containers and build




 

 

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The cargotecture movement has taken the world by storm, and for good reason – shipping containers are readily available prefabricated structures that can be used to create low-impact modern homes. If you’re looking to recycle some shipping containers and build a home, you’ll need to start with a strong foundation to support the weight of the structure. There are three alternatives to choose from – concrete slab, concrete footings, and wooden beam footings – and the best type of foundation for your building is dictated by the style, size, and location of your home, as well as your budget and the time you have available. Read on to learn how to decide which foundation is right for you!

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