OUR CONTAINER HOME.We wanted to build our own home, but do something different. After lots of research we have built a home from shipping containers.The blog goes back to before we started to present. Now we are close to done but it's been such fun sharing with are followers, we blog everyday things.I have lots of experience in the construction field so i was confident in our ventures. We love what we have done and love sharing it with you. Enjoy!
Friday, December 3, 2010
Which type foundation ?
We kicked it around for awhile of whether to use block or concrete . I really wanted a full basement, so when it came to running piping and wiring, it would be easy to access. A crawlspace is ok, but you will lay on your back to work. Since i'm doing the building basically myself , the labor to do the block would be too much. So we decided to go with concrete poured walls , we had professonally installed. It was so worth every penny! I was told by the installer that concrete walls are 65% stronger then block walls.I think i was told the containers weigh like 9000 lbs each . We did'nt want to have any problems with settling or cracking. Every well built house is started with a solid foundation ,thats how i feel. The walls are 8" thick and have a brick impression inside and out. We plan to paint the brick once the dust settles !!!