First Name: David
Last Name: Sxxx
Your Email Address: Undisclosed
Project Budget: $100K-$150K
Project Location: Victoria, British Columbia Canada
Project Description: A five-container floathome. Two containers stacked on three. All containers equal size - 8' x 20' x 8.6'.
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On your website page: CorTen - Shipping Container Weathering Steel you say that unprotected weathering steel should not be used within 2km of a shoreline. Does this mean it's ok to use them in a marine environment if you protect them?
THE NATURE OF SHIPPING CONTAINER USE REQUIRES THEM TO ENDURE SALTY OCEAN AIR AND WATER, WHICH ARE VERY CORROSIVE. THEY ARE DESIGNED TO COMBAT THE HARSH EFFECTS OF MARITIME TRANSIT AND ARE COATED WITH A ZINC-LADEN PAINT WHICH PROTECTS THEM. WHEN USING CONTAINERS FOR INLAND HOMES IT IS NOT AS MUCH OF A CONCERN, BUT WHEN CONTAINER HOMES ARE CLOSE TO SHORE LINES BEST PRACTICE IS TO "TOUCH UP" ANY BLEMISHES, CHIPS, AND DENTS IN THE CONTAINER'S SURFACES WITH SIMILAR PAINT.
Is it feasible to use containers for floathomes if the shell is protected, and water-trapping pockets are eliminated?
VERY INTERESTING QUESTION. WOULD SAY IT IS FEASIBLE, BUT AGAIN CORROSION WOULD BE A BIG CONCERN. CONTAINERS USED IN SUCH AN APPLICATION WOULD REQUIRE MORE YEARLY MAINTENANCE TO KEEP CORROSION AT BAY. AS YOU HAVE INDICATED IN YOUR QUESTION, ELIMINATING ALL WATER-TRAPPING POCKETS AND REDUCTION OF ALL STANDING WATER IS KEY.