Mezzanine systems are raised, open platforms supported by beams and columns that are used to create extra space for many applications. Industrial mezzanines are used in warehouses, factories and other industrial settings for the creation of storage and work space and for other purposes.
Constructing a mezzanine system in a warehouse effectively doubles the capacity of the area where the mezzanine is built. Some systems can be built to accommodate light machinery and office space, and others are used for temporary or long-term storage of supplies or equipment.
Mezzanines can be built in square, rectangular and irregularly-shaped configurations. They can be placed in the middle of a warehouse floor, above existing shelving (assuming the shelving can support the extra weight), around a factory’s perimeter and in many other places.
They can be structural, which means they can be built into the structure of a building, or they can be free-standing, which means they don’t rely on another structure for support. Mezzanines are different from full floors or stories in that they are usually not walled, their platforms are often grated and they are usually much smaller in terms of area than the floors or stories below them.Read More…