Steel mezzanines are raised platforms that create extra space for a variety of applications in many industrial and commercial settings. Building a mezzanine in an existing factory or warehouse building is like adding a second floor without incurring the cost of construction materials, labor, building permits, land use permits, taxes and other expenses. Industrial companies that reach the capacity of their facilities must find a way to allow for the continued growth of their operations, and mezzanine construction is one of the most efficient means of space expansion available to industry.
Steel mezzanines are among the sturdiest available mezzanine systems. While mezzanines effectively double the capacity of the areas in which they are installed, companies that plan to add mezzanine expansions (or that plan to build new buildings with integral, structural mezzanines) must carefully choose the mezzanine’s design and materials based on its planned application.
A mezzanine system is worthless (or dangerous) if it collapses because of incompatibility between building materials and their application. Steel mezzanines provide superior structural support and are often used in facilities and warehouses as storage platforms. Some light industrial equipment can also be mounted on steel mezzanine platforms. Read More…