Waterproof A Shipping Container

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Pro WaterProofing offers superior waterproofing solutions which have been specifically designed to withstand the harsh elements, abrasion and corrosion. The spray on membrane cures within seconds of application, forming a strong flexible lining that takes the shape of the surface to which it is applied. The waterproof membrane is suitable for for waterproofing a shipping container. The tough flexibility of this superior coating is ideal for permanently stopping leaks.

Polyurea is a seamless spray on waterproof membrane which can be applied to the required thickness .05mm to 50mm, in just one application. The membrane is touch dry in 60 seconds and fully usable within 24 hours. All our work is backed by our 60 year guarantee.

Shipping Containers: Homes, Storage Units, Offices & Pools

Shipping containers are large steel containers that transport freight over the ocean, or via road on trucks and trains.

As people look for more affordable and sustainable housing solutions, many have started repurposing these shipping containers into homes, offices and storage units. At around $5000 for a container, it’s a less expensive but highly functional way to build a home or secure storage shed.

And they don’t have to be tiny houses! You can connect several shipping containers together and cut out walls while still maintaining a strong structure. The containers can even stack on top of each other to create a second storey. This makes it possible to design and build a large, unique home or office.

As well as being less expensive than a typical house or office, shipping containers can withstand strong weather, so they’re suitable in areas that experience cyclones and other weather events.

However, as they’re made of steel, these containers need extra focus on sealing and waterproofing to prevent rust and other problems especially around the water inlet and electrical areas.

When Shipping Containers Have Problems

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Just like regular homes, shipping container homes and sheds must be waterproofed and sealed to protect them and their content from the elements.

If a shipping container isn’t sealed correctly, moisture can get in. Additionally these containers have a flat roof where water, leaves and debris can collect. All of these issues cause rust over time.

So you must use a protective coating to keep the moisture, dust and other elements out. You may also need insulation to reduce the heat, cold and noise inside the structure.

Even if you’re starting a new build, your container may have been out at sea previously and show signs of rust or water damage. In this case, take immediate action before the container deteriorates. You may also have to clean it using a high pressure wash or grit blasting, depending on the damage.

Applying a protective durable coating will lengthen the life span of your shipping cargo container home. This involves sealing all joins, doors and windows. If you stack containers on top of each other, the tops will be protected from wear and tear.


Benefits Of Polyurea

Polyurea is a popular and highly effective waterproofing and sealing solution for shipping container houses and offices. It provides the strong watertight and airtight seal you need to keep moisture out, and protects from rust, corrosion and weather.

This coating is resistant to both low and high temperatures, as it stays flexible in all conditions, even below zero. And it won’t crack, peel or split, as it expands, contracts and moves where necessary.

Polyurea is also a highly effective insulator, which you need in a steel structure to reduce the echo. It’s flexible and resilient enough to reduce the noise and vibration inside. And it can be an excellent insulator where electrical isolation is important.

Importantly, it’s also a fast solution. You can apply polyurea very quickly – up to 1000m2 per day. It’s touch dry in less than a minute and completely set in only 24 hours. This speed is very useful in the construction process, as it won’t hold up other stages of the build.

Over time, a Polyurea sealant will save you money on maintenance and repairs, and will extend the life of your container home or office.

Want To Know More About How To Waterproof A Shipping Container?

Whether you’re starting a new build or repairing damage to an existing structure, contact us for advice about protecting your shipping containers for the long haul.

 Client Testimonials

Coll did a great job on waterproofing our shipping container which doubles as a secure storage shed and garden tools. The metal roof had rusted away in one area and it's as good as new. No leaks at all. It's a thick membrane which coats the roof and sides.
We added 2 shipping container rooms to our small home and got in touch with Col to waterproof the joins. Great solution for completely waterproofing the joins
Sienna James

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Pro WaterProofing’s mission is to provide tough, durable waterproofing solutions that work. Colin and his team  of waterproofing contractors take absolute 100% care from the beginning to the end of your job.

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