Pallet Rack Upright Repair

McGee's Goal in Rack Repair

Goal is to replace the damaged portion of the upright and strengthen portion of upright currently damaged with a solution that minimizes the same result. We adhere to RMI Specification - Section 1.4.9.


  • Repair kit is structurally much stronger than existing upright - Typical construction is double posted structural with a front angle deflector.
  • The connection is the only question of the repair kit's strength - a welded splice sleeve is used to create a connection point stronger than the rest of the upright
  • Foot Plate is oversized and designed to miss the current anchor points creating a new stronger anchoring location
  • On sight welding is to be performed by a certified welder with rack repair experience
  • If demanded a complete set of stamped structural drawings can be provided (at a cost of approximately $1,000.00) detailing the repair.

Typical Pallet Rack Repair Procedure

  • Upon visible damage, the pertinent portions of the rack shall be unloaded immediately by the user until the damaged portion is repaired or replaced.
  • Bottom rack level on both sides of upright to be repaired must be emptied (assuming beam level is below rack repair level).
  • A 10 ton Hydraulic ball jack then engages the racking and takes the weight off the area of the upright to be repaired
  • The portion of the upright damaged is cut loose along with horizontal brace and diagonal brace. Repair kit is inserted and welded (bolted options also available) into place and anchored.