Storage Solutions Term of the Week: Mezzanines
It’s been awhile since we have done a term of the week, so to start the week off right, we are re-visiting mezzanines.
A mezzanine is a structure that stands alone and is constructed within an existing building. This structure is designed to maximize space under and above it which creates additional space for storage or offices. These are extremely durable structures; they can be designed to sustain heavy loads. These are great for creating other levels using your existing space; if you need more space allow mezzanines to build up instead of out.
3 Types of Mezzanine:
A free standing mezzanine is supported by structural columns whereas shelving/bin and racking supported mezzanines are supported by pallet rack uprights or shelving/bin systems.A shelving/bin supported mezzanine is more economical than a free standing mezzanine because the storage units installed under and above the mezzanine floor allow for increased storage capacity.
We recently installed a bin supported mezzanine for a customer. You can check out the installation process in our Project Spotlight Series: Project Illinois.