Custom Mezzanines: How To Choose A Perfect Solution For Your Business

Custom Mezzanines Design and Build

Custom mezzanines can be built to fit your specific needs, whether you require more space or additional storage, our mezzanines are created to abide by building codes.

As your company grows, so does the need for flooring space and storage. Installing steel mezzanines in your storage facility can double the space you have by including secondary flooring above the storage facility floor. This brand-new level offers you the additional square footage for nearly anything you require, including offices, without taking up any extra space on the warehouse floor. By minimizing clutter in your storage facility, you can prevent office accidents, keep warehouse injuries to a minimum, and decrease damage to equipment. Our warehouse mezzanines are created and manufactured to meet OSHA and/or IBC codes.

Section 1: Why Consider A Mezzanine?

A warehouse mezzanine is an important and beneficial addition to any facility, regardless of size. The benefits of adding additional space are limitless and not limited to businesses of any size. A mezzanine allows for the separation of departments in the same space, saving you time and money for setup and break-down. Mezzanines have been shown to double the office space for a company or triple it for warehouse business. If you are looking to create a little more space, and additional storage space for a small shop, it is definitely worth a look.

Section 2: Requirements & Selecting A Warehouse Mezzanine

Before beginning the mezzanine installation process, your warehouse facility should be properly constructed and inspected for potential hazards.

What Are The Benefits Of Installing A Mezzanine?

The benefits of installing a mezzanine are many, from enhancing the look of your facility, enhancing your air quality, and increasing your operational efficiencies. If you’re looking to maximize your productivity and create additional space for storage, increased storage, extra office space, or increased production, we recommend you visit our mezzanines and decide which is the best for you.

While many companies have their own mezzanines, none are custom fabricated and made specifically for your needs. Once you visit our mezzanines, you’ll see the many features we have available. Our warehouse mezzanines are large enough to accommodate trailers, forklifts, pallet jacks, freight lifts, forklift tires, pallet jacks, crates, and many other industrial-sized pieces of equipment.

Planning For A Mezzanine Installation

The best place to start the process is by identifying your current storage space. Do you own a large building or an industrial warehouse? If so, you probably already know what type of storage space you are looking for. Large buildings and warehouses will often have numerous stories with each story having multiple storage areas. Often, a story of storage will have a steel custom mezzanine and a walkway to and from the next story.

Logistics can become more complicated when adding a second story to the storage warehouse. The areas are placed close to each other and may require a level floor to support walkways and vehicles.

Choosing Your Custom Mezzanine Design

Just as you would choose your modular system, you should carefully consider your warehouse mezzanine design, too.

Choosing Your Mezzanine Supplier

While prefabricated mezzanines are quite popular, they are more expensive and time-consuming to install. This is why prefabricated mezzanines are very high-maintenance and therefore not ideal for small to medium-sized businesses.

Our mezzanines are built specifically for a customer’s storage needs. While we offer pre-fabricated mezzanines, you can also use our mezzanines if you don’t need them shipped to your location, or have the ability to construct them on site.

Blockwall comes equipped with an all-around track system. The installation process for our mezzanines is simple and free of charge. In most cases, the crew can install the entire floor mezzanine in about three days. By building this wall, you can be ahead of your competition and increase your business’s inventory and revenue.

Know your local building codes

One of the first considerations for your mezzanine project is to ensure your mezzanine design and construction meets all local building codes and requirements. You will want to ensure you have an excellent relationship with a local structural engineer and your local building inspector, to make sure that you are meeting all codes in your area.

These require your structural engineer to take the time to thoroughly inspect the structural integrity of your building and to ensure that your facility is constructed in a way that will not cause harm to the people in your facility. This will allow you to create a space that is safe and acceptable for your employees to use.

Know your state building codes

A state building code is a mandatory rule set designed to make sure that the building is safe and sanitary. You need to know your building codes in order to provide a safe working environment for employees in your facility.

A comprehensive mezzanine structure is a necessity if you are an industrial facility that requires elevated work areas for forklifts or additional warehouse flooring.

Depending on your location, you may be required to conform to requirements for foot traffic (some states require more than 8ft.) or exhaust (when required by a local or state law).

You may be required to install a mezzanine if your facility is a storage warehouse and there is not a separate area available for elevated work areas.