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Marble and Glass Shipping Tips from Houston Freight Company

Posted on Thu, Nov 17, 2011

Look for a company that can custom build a  custom crate for moving or shipping your marble.  If you are asking for an estimate, measure the length, width and height two times to make sure that your measurements are correct.

 If the company building your crate cannot crate on site, be sure to have professionals deliver the marble piece to the crate builder.

 This is for both marble sculptures as well as marble counter tops and table tops.

 Ask if the company you choose can double or triple bubble the marble piece. This adds extra cushioning during the moving or shipping process. Check to see if the company will use two to three inches of Styrofoam on all sides on the inside of the crate. This means top, bottom and all sides are to be lined with Styrofoam.

 Ask that the crate be built with screws on the top. This will allow for easy opening at your crates final destination.  The bottom of the crate should be secured with staples.

 After your crate is closed, stapled and had screws put on the top, make sure that metal banding will be wrapped around the crate as an extra security measure.

 For more information on shipping marble, please feel free to call pack n send at  713 266 1450.

Tags: Freight Houston, Houston Logistics, Marble Houston