Wire shelving racks are ideal types and storage systems, as they can be fixed to concrete walls with masonry fasteners. Note arrangement of shelves and racks to design a storage system that meets your needs. To avoid clutter, install shelves to hold and carefully organize items you store.
Inventory of items to be stored in wire shelving racks. Size of items to be stored determines size of racks and shelves you will ever buy. Determine where to install shelves on walls. For example, you could choose one closest to ceiling in center of wall, toward bottom or on an entire wall location. Racks and shelves are placed closer to ceiling are best suited for items that were not intended to be used often. If your basement is flooded, consider flood line if you are installing shelves closest to floor and shelves mounted above this line. Lower shelves are optimal for storing items that you intend to use often.
Choose shelves and racks in sizes that fit your particular storage needs. For example, use long shelves of 48 or 72 inches for larger items. For smaller items, consider shorter shelves 12 or 18 inches long. Hang shelves with supports walls. If you are mounting shelves along walls of concrete, masonry will need brackets, screws and a drill. If you are installing shelves in finished walls, all you need are drywall screws and a hand drill to mount brackets in place.
Mark location of wire shelving racks. If you plan to install longer, heavier shelves, look for bolts on wall with a stud finder. Use graph paper to draw a path mock scale shelves with a box equals 1 square foot. After creating a design model, transfer design on basement wall. Use chalk and a ruler to indicate where you want to install rack on wall.