Storage Container Rentals for Contractors in NY, NJ, CT, PA
Construction storage containers can be used for several different types of construction such as stonework, masonry, roof work, plumbing, and electrical engineering, just to name a few. These types of construction have one thing in common – the fact that they all require heavy tools and machinery. Bringing heavy equipment like forklifts, haulers, scrapers, and even excavators to and from a main storage facility and the job site can waste time, gas and make your workday even longer. The simple solution is renting an on-site portable storage container so you can leave all of your work materials on your current job site overnight.
Basic Information on Storage Containers for Construction Sites
There are some things you need to know before deciding if renting or leasing a storage container for your construction site is right for your project. First, as a foreman or contractor it’s your responsibility to make sure that the proper equipment is on site and available to all of your employees. If you opt for an on-site storage container you need to make sure of three things: that it will actually fit all of your equipment, that it’s safe and secure, and that it’s weather resistant.
A.B. Richards offers three different sizes of storage containers, so you need to make sure you select the right size that will fit all of your equipment including your heavy machinery, heavy trucks, construction equipment, engineering equipment, heavy vehicles, or heavy hydraulics. The three options available are 20-foot, 40-foot and 40-foot jumbo.
When you rent a storage container from A.B. Richards, you can rest assured that our storage containers are safe to store your expensive construction equipment. Our storage containers are made of 14-Gauge Steel and come with a heavy-duty exterior lock. We also recommend renting lights to keep your construction site illuminated to thwart off any trespassers or burglars overnight.
Because they are made of steel, they are also weather resistant. If there is a thunderstorm, hurricane, blizzard or even a heat wave while you are working on your construction project, you won’t need to worry about any of your equipment being damaged if it’s locked securely in the storage container. It also means that our storage containers for construction sites are fire resistant too! You will ultimately save more money on tool replacement by keeping all your equipment in the safe dry area of an A.B. Richards storage container.
More Benefits of Construction Storage Containers On Site
As we previously mentioned, the most important thing you save by having all of your equipment at your job location is time. Your workday can start as soon as you get on site because all of your tools will be there. You might even be able to get the job done faster because there’s no wait time for the tools to arrive from the main storage facility. And because you aren’t driving back and forth from your home, to the storage facility, to the job site, back to the storage facility and then back home, you are saving money on gas!
When all of your tools are on site, you’re also mitigating the risk of accidentally leaving something that you need behind at the main storage facility. Everything you need for the project will be right there at your disposal. Also, this will ultimately lower the risk of injuries sustained on the job because you are limiting the amount of lifting heavy machinery on and off trucks.
Storage containers are not just for equipment on construction sites. In fact, it’s also recommended to keep your building materials stored as well. Just as it applies to your equipment, keeping your building supplies such as drywall, paint, shingles, glass/windows, lumber, steel and wood beams, and cement blocks locked in our storage containers, they will be protected from the elements like weather and fire. Also, since they will be locked in one convenient place, it will maximize work flow on your construction site. Upon receiving your container you are free to equip it with storage cabinets, tool racks, shelving and other things to help keep your materials and equipment more organized.
According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and the FBI, there has been an increase in copper material theft at construction sites. Due to the rising price of certain metals, building materials comprised of copper and brass are being taken from job sites at an alarming rate. A.B. Richards storage containers can help thwart the theft of your building materials so you don’t incur a loss. Learn more about how one of our storage containers can keep your copper building material and supplies by reading our blog post on the subject.
Why Choose A.B. Richards for Construction Storage Containers?
Now that we’ve covered the benefits of having a storage container on your job site location for your construction project, there are several reasons as to why you should choose A.B. Richards as your company to rent or lease from.
We deliver our storage containers directly to your site! If you have a construction project anywhere in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, or Western Massachusetts, one of our storage container experts will drop the storage container off at whatever location is the most suitable for your job.
Another reason to rent from us is the fact that our storage containers are bigger and more affordable than the competition! One of the most popular on site storage container companies is PODs. Unlike PODs, A.B Richards only charges a delivery fee, whereas PODs charges a pick up fee and delivery fee. Also, the largest size container available is 16’ which is even smaller than our smallest size! If you compare the price between the smallest sizes of each company, you would end up paying $3.64 per square foot for PODs, and only 60 cents per square foot with us! Therefore, if you are looking for an alternative to PODS®, choosing A.B. Richards might be your best choice. For more information about comparing A.B. Richards to PODs, see our comparison chart.
A.B. Richards has been in the storage container industry for over 30 years and has the best reputation in customer service. If you aren’t sure what size storage container you need, there are some measurements that you can use to help determine which size would be the most suitable. In order to see if your heavy machinery can be stored in one of our storage containers, you want to look at the lowered or collapsed height. Our 40ft Jumbo container is over 9 feet tall, which can fit a standard sized forklift comfortably. Another thing to consider is the width of your heavy machinery. Most heavy machines are about 4 to 7 feet wide, which means they will fit within any of our storage container units if they are within height range. If you are still not sure which storage container would fit your equipment then just give the storage container experts at A.B. Richards a call and they will discuss with you the three different size options and make recommendations based on your budget and scope of your project.
By saving the time it would take to drive to and from a self-storage facility and saving money by using A.B. Richards storage containers and having all your materials in one centralized location, there’s a good chance that you will be able to complete your construction project faster! The faster you complete your projects, the more you will be able to take on ultimately increasing your profits.
If you are ready to rent or lease an on-site storage container for your construction project give A.B. Richards a call at (800) 597-5971 or fill out the contact form and a representative will get back to you.