FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here you will find the common questions we receive from our customers before, during, and after their orders. If you still find yourself scratching your head, schedule a meeting with one of our container techs. We are sure to be able to answer your questions and come up with a solution for you.

GENERAL FAQ

EASY TO ORDER

We make our products as easy to order as possible. You can go through the full checkout process on the website, or chat with one of our container techs to develop a custom proposal based on your needs.

WHITE-GLOVE SERVICE

From original ideation with your container tech to delivery, we leave no stone unturned. We make it a point to advise each of our customers on the best possible outcomes for their builds.

END TO END SUPPORT

From start to finish, Bob's is here to support you. Our container techs know the best options to fit your budget and will advise on land preparation and delivery needs before your container takes off from our yard.

These are the most common sizes that we sell at Bob’s Containers. For any other specific dimensions, please reach out to us. We may be able to customize a common size container or find you one.

  • 20 ft Standard (20 ft x 8 ft x 8.5 ft)
  • 40 ft Standard (40 ft x 8 ft x 8.5 ft)
  • 40 ft High Cube (40 ft x 8 ft x 9.5 ft)

We build, customize, and sell new (one-trip) and used containers that are rated “cargo-worthy (CWO)” which means:

  • Working cargo doors with good seals
  • No leaks or holes
  • Strong and functional floors

We currently require appointments for yard visits due to COVID-19 protocol. As your build progresses, we do send you pictures along the way and all of our containers come with a right to refuse delivery if the product is not up to standard.

 
 

BUILD & DELIVERY FAQ

WE KEEP YOU IN THE LOOP AS YOUR BUILD PROGRESSES

Part of our onboarding process involves getting you into our project management system where we can communicate throughout the build process with updates, questions, and more.

OUR CONTAINER MODELS ARE FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE

There are many options at your disposal for customizing your container to your needs. From interior finish to rooftop decking, and everything in between, we are here to find a solution for you.

OUR CONTAINERS ARE DELIVERED BY FLATBED TRAILER

Depending on your delivery location, we minimize costs by using a flatbed tilt trailer to drop your container into position. As long as we can back a truck into the space, we can drop your unit. We also offer crane and forklift delivery if the need arises.

It’s up to you! For more details on which type to choose, check out our blog on this topic here. All containers are “used”, but some have only been used for one trip. This is what would be considered a “new” container in our inventory. This are of the highest quality without getting one fresh off the production floor.

Container homes can very well be dropped on level ground that’s not raised, but a foundation of some sort is highly recommended. Building a foundation for your container home is the best way to keep unwanted pests and elements out.

Container home foundation options we recommend:

  • Concrete slab foundations
  • Diamond Pier foundations
  • Gravel pads
  • Railroad ties/foundations

You can take a look at our blog on preparing your land for more detailed descriptions of each option we recommend.

 
 
 

A full bathroom is made up of a sink, a shower, a bathtub, and a toilet. For our three-quarter baths, you have all of the above with the bathtub replaced with a shower. For our half-bath options, you just have a sink and a toilet for you and your guests.

 
 

Since the majority of our work falls to shipping container homes, we outfit most of our shipping containers with the following insulation:

  • R13 – 2″ closed spray Foam in walls
  • R21- 3″ closed cell spray foam in the ceiling
  • R6 – 1″ closed cell spray foam under a container

We can also insulate according to your climate, so schedule your meeting with a container tech to learn more about your options if you feel you need to change the insulation performance.

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