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Welcome to Our "Dock-High Loading" Center of Excellence

This page contains the following:

  1. What is Dock-High Loading?
  2. Why is it Important?
  3. What is involved?

What is Dock-High Loading?

There are 2 main loading types - dock-high and grade level - with a few variations of these. Grade-level buildings basically mean you can drive a vehicle into the building, normally for loading and unloading using a fort lift. Buildings often have a mix of grade-level and dock-high loading, normally with an emphasis (read more of...) on one or the other. Dock-High loading generally means that you back a semi-truck trailer up to a loading dock to load and unload those things you need loaded/unloaded. There are dock-high docks - normally 4 feet high. There are semi-docks - normally 2 feet high - normally for shorter haul trucking and delivery. Buildings with rail access would likely have a side-load dock built next to the rail. Grade-level buildings are generally built as ground-level, whereas dock-high buildings are often elevated by a few feet - up to 4 feet in many cases because that is the approximate height of most long-haul semi-trailers.

Why is Dock-High Loading Important?

Dock-high loading is all about the efficiency of moving cargo to and from trucks for transportation purposes.  In addition to this, it can be about extending the environment of the warehouse facility into the semi-trailer - where the trailer incorporates environmental controls as required by the product being transported - say, for cold storage, humidity control, cleanliness, etc. In these cases, the docking mechanism also involves an environmental seal. 

What are Some Things Involved in Dock-High Loading

We have a number of articles outlining many of the things involved. Again, these articles are summarized below, and include several definitional articles on Dock-High Loading, Dock Wells, Dock Levelers, etc. We encourage you to review these articles and visit the ones you believe would be useful to you:

  • library_books Warehouse Divisibility - Picture with Definition
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    Why can’t this landlord just divide up the space in this warehouse to lease me exactly the amount and type of space I need? I know - it seems like a simple thing to do. And sometimes, it can be fairly simple. BUT, there are complications. This article is intended to discuss a fair subset of the issues complicating the divisibility of warehouses with various resources to share - or not to share.

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  • library_books Warehouse for Lease or Rent in Houston, Texas
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    Photo of large warehouse with docks.The staff at Centermark Commercial Real Estate, our Houston Affiliate, put together a survey of Big Box/Distribution Warehouses for lease or rent in the Houston Metro Area recently. This one in particular was targeted for a client with a requirement for spaces that are, or can be demised to the size of 140,000 to 160,000 square feet…

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  • library_books Big Box (240,000-280,000 SF) Manufacturing & Distribution Warehouses for Lease Houston Metro
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    Photo of large warehouse with docks.The staff at Centermark Commercial Real Estate, our Houston Affiliate, put together a survey of Big Box/Distribution Warehouses in the Houston Metro Area recently. This one in particular is for spaces that are, or can be demised to the size of 240,000 to 280,000 square feet. The particular client is looking for a Manufacturing and Distribution space. We find that these client exercises are a good opportunity to provide good information to other potential clients - hence as are making it a practice to post a summary of the work we do. We found that there were at least 13 properties meeting this criteria - they are summarized in the table below…

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    • Houston, TX
  • library_books Dock Leveler - Picture with Definition
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    Close-up image of dock-high dock wells with shrouds, bumpers, wheel guides and dock levelers - thumbnail.In a ‘perfect world,’ one would be able to back a trailer up to a 4’ dock-high dock, or a 2’ semi-dock, open the doors and start loading or unloading. Of course, we don’t live in a perfect world (with or without quotes)…

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  • library_books Side Load Dock Well - Picture with Definition
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    front view image of side loading truck well added to a grade level warehouse facility | Warehouse FinderA side load dock well allows for access to containers in a truck court with very limited depth…

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  • library_books Dock High Loading Flex Warehouse Space for Lease Houston
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    10795 Hammerly Blvd, Houston, TX  77043

    Our Houston Affiliate has the following property for lease in the Houston, TX area. The table and photo need a minor update - Suite 330 has been leased. Otherwise things are current as of 6Nov2020…

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  • library_books Dock Well - Picture with Definition
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    Warehouse with Dock Well Loading | Warehouse Finder

    A dock well is commonly used to provide dock-high truck loading for a grade-level warehouse. This photo illustrates one of the major advantages for dock wells - the straightforward ability to have both dock-high loading/unloading and grade level entry to the building…

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  • library_books Dock high distribution warehouse For Lease - East Side Houston
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    Posted by Eric Hughes, on August 12, 2016 and Updated on August 17, 2019
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    Centermark Commercial Real Estate (Centermark CRE) is looking to co-develop a distribution warehouse for lease property in near East Houston.  The property will have the following attributes:

    • Dock high 
    • Front load 
    • ESFR fire sprinklered 
    • Consist of two (2) dock high, tilt wall warehouse buildings 
    • 28’ clear heights 
    • Ample trailer parking/staging area 

    Map of Available Warehouse Development Sites - East Houston

    The 12.4 acre site is zoned Heavy Industrial in the city limits of Jacinto City and has frontage on both I-10 East and Market Street.  This location provides excellent access to I-10 East, Loop 610 East and Hwy 90 East.

    Located in the city of Jacinto City, tenants can avoid the occupancy restrictions which are often problematic in the city of Houston with distribution warehouse for lease.   Rental rates should be in the $.42 PSF/month NNN range with estimated operating expenses around $1.20 PSF/year.  While leasing is the primary goal of this project, a potential sale of one or both buildings is a possibility.  It is too early for exact pricing estimates, however a shell sale price of $90 PSF or so is not unreasonable.

    This near Eastside Houston location is in close proximity to the Port of Houston and its break bulk terminal located at the Clinton Gate.  The pending flow of port traffic from the Panana Canal widening should drive further warehouse leasing demand.  ESFR served warehousing added the ability to shrink tenant’s area requirements by stacking pallets higher.  Additionally, the ESFR amenity combined with Jacinto City’s lenient occupancy standards provide a business friendly environment for companies needing to warehouse, ship and manufacture flammable products.

    Looking for Warehouse or Office space in Houston?

    Centermark Commercial Real Estate specializes in Industrial and Office in the Greater Houston area. CCRE is the exclusive affiliate broker for WarehouseFinder.NET in Houston, TX.

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  • library_books Warehouse for lease w/ Dock - NW Houston, Cheap!
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    Posted by Eric Hughes, on January 12, 2016 and Updated on August 17, 2019
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    Centermark Commercial Real Estate is marketing warehouse for lease in the Atco Industrial Park in NW Houston off of FM 529,  just West of Eldridge.  There are currently three (3) lease spaces available, A, B and C shown below.

    ATCO Industrial Park Available Spaces

    Area A: 

    • 15,000 SF with 1,500 SF office 
    • Large, stabilized and fenced yard area 
    • Two grade level loading doors 

    Area B: 

    • 6,400 SF industrial space for Lease 
    • Two (2) dock high doors 
    • One (1) grade level doors 
    • Exterior of loading area is fully covered 
    • Part of a larger 140,000 SF, multi-tenant tilt wall warehouse 
    • Gated access 
    • Heavy power 

    Area C: 

    • 15,000 SF with approximately 2,000 SF Office space 
    • One (1) grade level overhead door 
    • 480V / 3 Phase Heavy Power available 

    Looking for Warehouse or Office space in Houston? 

    Centermark Commercial Real Estate specializes in Industrial and Office in the Greater Houston area. CCRE is the exclusive affiliate broker for WarehouseFinder.NET in Houston, TX.

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  • library_books List of available warehouses for rent or lease - Northwest Houston 10,000 SF to 16,000 SF - Dock Hig
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    Posted by Eric Hughes, on May 16, 2015 and Updated on August 17, 2019
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    These spaces were confirmed available May 12, 2015.

     

    No warranty is given on the accuracy of the information contained herein.  Any property discussed herein is subject to prior sale, lease, removal from the market or change in terms without notice. 

     

    These properties have listing agents who represent the owners.  I do not have a listing agreement on these properties.  I represent my clients in locating, negotiating and leasing industrial lease space.  Any lists shown were produced for one of my clients.   If you would like me to provide you a custom tailored list to fit your specific criteria, please call me.  Eric Hughes - Broker at (281) 236-9553 Cell 

    6442 Longpoint 

    • 12,201 SF total with 3150 SF office 
    • 2 docks 
    • $0.54 PSF Gross 

    16802 Barker Springs 

    • 15,555 SF w/908 SF office 
    • 2 docker and 1 ramp 
    • $0.60 PSF gross 

    3900 Claymoore # 190 

    • 12,375 SF total w/1,972 SF office 
    • 4 docks and 1 ramp 
    • $0.69 PSF gross 

    9009 Pinehill 

    • 10,100 SF total w/2080 SF office 
    • 2 docks and 1 ramp 
    • $0.80 PSF gross 

    Need Warehouse of Office space in Houston?

    Centermark Commercial Real Estate specializes in Industrial and Office in the Greater Houston area. CCRE is the exclusive affiliate broker for WarehouseFinder.NET in Houston, TX.

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  • library_books Warehouse for lease - Dock and Grade level loading - 10,000 SF to 40,000 SF
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    Posted by Eric Hughes, on October 19, 2012 and Updated on August 15, 2019
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    Centermark Commercial Real Estate of offering for lease 13601 FM 529 (Spencer Rd) Suite A and J.  We have 10,000 SF up to 40,000 SF contiguous warehouse for lease.   This warehouse property for lease is tiltwall with 16’ to 17’ clear heights and heavy power available.  The location is in close proximity to the Hwy. 290, Beltway 8 and I-10 West.   A few amenities of this property include the following:

    • Outside the city of Houston 
    • Heavy power 
    • Tiltwall construction 
    • Outside storage available 
    • Gated access 

    For more information, contact Eric Hughes, exclusive Houston Broker Affiliate for WarehouseFinder.NET.Dock and Grade Level Warehouse for Lease

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  • library_books How to Use a Grade Level Facility for Dock-High Loading
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    Building with Single Dock Well Conversion | Warehouse FinderThis article attempts to answer the question “Can I achieve dock-high loading/unloading using a grade-level building?” The fundamental problem addressed by warehouse loading areas - or docks in this article - is how facility team members get materials from the shipping surface of trucks, trains, etc., onto the facility floor for further handling…

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  • library_books Typical Selection Criteria - Warehouse for Lease, Rent or Sale
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    thumbnail photo of large dock high warehouseIf you are considering renting, leasing or purchasing a warehouse facility and would like to get off to the best start possible, I advise taking ample time to define your needs in a facility. Here are some specific criteria to consider…

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  • library_books Dock High Loading - Picture with Definition
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    Posted by Eric Hughes,
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    Photo Illustration of Dock High buildingA dock-high loading dock is used to provide a highly efficient method to move cargo between a semi-trailer and your warehouse. The height of such a dock is typically…

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  • library_books Exterior Elevated Dock - Picture with Definition
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    Photo of Exterior Elevated Dock

    Covered Exterior Elevated Dock 

    This poured in place, concrete structure facilitates loading from containers at or near the 48” level without impeding warehouse access. This type of dock would be implemented for many reasons…

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