By literally sealing the area between the loading dock opening and the trailer or truck, dock seals provide a nearly airtight seal around the vehicle. In most cases, they are heavy-duty rubber or vinyl bags that inflate to a degree before the truck backs into place. Because the trailer rubs up against the seal, high-traffic seals tend to wear out sooner than dock shelters.
Loading dock seals provide a number of security benefits for businesses. By sealing the opening between the trailer and the loading dock, these seals protect the contents of the trailer from smash-and-grab type theft. They also help to keep unauthorized personnel from accessing the trailer.
Seals also provide weather protection by preventing rain, snow, and wind from entering the trailer. This keeps the contents of the trailer dry and prevents damage from weather-related wear and tear. In addition, loading dock seals help to insulate the trailer and keep the interior temperature warmer in winter and cooler in summer. This can lead to reduced energy costs for businesses that use trailers for storage or transportation.
Additionally, loading dock seals keep out the elements and prevent cold air from leaking into the building. This can help to reduce energy costs by keeping the building warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. This is especially important for food processing facilities or specialized products that require a certain temperature.
By keeping the elements out of the loading area, workers are safe from slipping accidents and injuries. Forklifts are also safer to operate when the areas around the loading dock are dry.
Work with Experienced Loading Dock Seals Installers
For more than five decades, Storee Construction has been installing loading dock seals, shelters, levelers, and other equipment to make shipping facilities more efficient and productive. We also install, upgrade, or update loading dock doors to provide extra safety and security for your building.
We provide a wide range of production upgrades for industrial, commercial, and manufacturing structures. From processing and packaging equipment to material handlers and plant infrastructure, Storee Construction handles a wide variety of equipment installation, construction, and service.