Dock Seals | San Diego, CA

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Raymond West supplies loading dock seals in San Diego County.

We are backed by one of the largest service and parts operations in California.

Call us today at
(858) 679-1800

If you’re looking for dock seals, Raymond West provides a wide spectrum of choices for nearly any requirement.

Dock seals allow you to maintain a controlled atmosphere on your loading dock and protect shipments from weather as they exit and enter your facility.

Are dock seals really necessary? There are many benefits to adding them, including:

  • Energy savings: Dock seals can quickly pay for themselves by slashing your building’s heating and cooling expenditures.
  • Safety: rain soaked concrete is slippery and hazardous. Protecting your dock from harsh conditions makes it a much safer place to be.
  • Employee well-being: no one relishes working in inclimate weather like snow or rain. The comfort, morale, and productivity of your workers will elevate when you add door seals.
  • Cargo protection: Seals keep rats, mice and other pests away from your facility while defending it against the elements.
  • Peace of mind: Seals help keep thieves, vandals and vagrants out of your building.
  • Temporary storage: docked trailers can act as temporary, secure, environmentally-controlled additions to your warehouse.

Dock Seals Come in a Variety of Different Designs

Dock seals are generally fabric-wrapped foam panels that attach to the outside of your loading dock door surrounds. When a trailer is backed up, the foam compacts, making a secure seal that shields your warehouse from the outside climate. Seals are generally applied to smaller door openings, and they can control air flow on your dock with up to 90% efficiency.

Fixed Head Dock Seal: Foam side and head pads are utilized in this type of dock seal. For applications with unvarying truck heights and conventional dock parameters, it's one of the most widely used and efficient dock seals.

Head Curtain Dock Seal: This type of dock seal is put to use when your facility has a wide range of truck heights and opening heights. It has side pads that are filled with foam. This type of seal generally has either an adjustable or fixed head curtain. Foam-filled curtains are also available, which can provide a tighter seal and enhance its energy efficiency.

Adjustable Head Pad: Once popular, this kind of seal has fallen out of favor due to improvements in technology. This seal, similar in use to a "Head Curtain," is well suited for variable truck heights and door sizes.

L-Shaped Dock Seal: Named for its configuration, this type of seal has “L” shaped side pads. The seal's design and expanded overhang make it ideal for bigger door openings. The configuration and protrusion are intended to seal the trailer's sides rather than the back. This allows for easier access to the trailer's rear. A “fixed head” or “curtain” header is used on this type of seal.

Inflatable Seal: When a truck is backed up to the dock door, the inflatable seal enlarges with the assistance of a blower mechanism. These seals are typically used in conjunction with an interlock system with the leveler and door, and will only inflate once the leveler and door are in the correct positions. Inflatable seals come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Dock Seals Near Me

To find out more about dock seal options appropriate for your warehouse, get in touch with a loading dock equipment expert at Raymond West now!

Raymond West's San Diego facility serves all of San Diego County, including Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Downtown, El Cajon, Escondido, Fenton Carroll Canyon, Grantville, Kearney Mesa, Levanto, Morena, National City, Oceanside, Otay, Otay Mesa, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, Sorrento Mesa, Spring Valley, Vista and all surrounding areas.

Raymond West | San Diego Material Handling Equipment Supplier

12310 World Trade Dr #111
San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 679-1800

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