Particle board and plywood are composed of pieces of wood products that have been pressed and glued together. Although they are popular siding materials for storage units, they are not most people's first choice in regions where it rains a lot. For if water does work its way into these products (a possibility enhanced by their composite nature), then you're lost.
Site Preparation for Storage Units - Before installing storage units, lay down cinder blocks, concrete piers, a concrete slab, or at least crushed stone. But don't stop there. Make sure the supports underlying the floor are made of pressure-treated wood.