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  • library_books Dock Well - Picture with Definition
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    Published by Steve Watts, November 8, 2019
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    A dock well is commonly used to provide dock-high loading for a grade-level warehouse. This photo illustrates one of the major advantages for dock wells - the ability to have both dock-high loading/unloading and grade level entry to the building. To use 4’ high containers most effectively, you need to somehow bring the building to the height of the loading platform. One way is to raise the building. Another is to excavate for a below grade level dock well for use as the truck driveway. If you asked designers, they’d probably tell you some combination of the two is most common - i.e., raising the building a bit and lowering the truck well a bit - but less than 4’ -  below grade.

    The dock well has a few disadvantages…

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  • library_books Warehouse for Lease – Dock high loading – How to get it
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    Published by Eric Hughes, May 22, 2011
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    Warehouse space by its nature is designed to house material and products for either distribution, manufacture or some combination thereof.  The distribution and receiving part of this equation almost always requires loading doors at dock high level (48” above the drive area).  When a company is requires a warehouse for lease or rent, this requirement can make or break a deal on a warehouse building.   Sometimes a solution to dock loading in an industrial lease situation can be found in one of the following…

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