The modern warehouse and storage facility are all about one thing: Efficiency. Warehouse managers and owners are always looking for the next piece of equipment or technique to make their warehouses or storage facilities more efficient. This makes plenty of sense, the more efficient a warehouse is, the easier it is to make money.
If you are starting your own warehouse, taking over management of your warehouse, or just looking for new ways to increase the efficiency of your warehouse, you should know about warehouse mezzanines. Let’s review what warehouse mezzanines are, as well as the benefits they offer to help you decide if a mezzanine is right for your warehouse.
What is a Warehouse Mezzanine?
A warehouse mezzanine is an elevated space or platform between the floor and ceiling of the warehouse used in warehouses to help increase storage density and square footage. Warehouse mezzanines can be temporary, permanent, stationary, or movable depending on your warehouse’s needs.
Warehouse mezzanines are constructed from many different materials. A mezzanine can be constructed of wood, steel, hard plastics, and can even be outfitted with a concrete bottom to become a semi-permanent structure for the entire warehouse.
Benefits of a Warehouse Mezzanine
The primary benefit of a warehouse mezzanine is to increase the workable or usable space in your warehouse without utilizing all available square footage on your warehouse floor. The warehouse mezzanine takes advantage of the free vertical space that’s available from the floor to the ceiling and turns it into usable square feet.
If you need more usable space in your current house, but don’t want to move to a new facility, you can double down on your current space by creating one or several mezzanines. How you use mezzanines will be
determined by your warehouse’s needs, available space, and available resources.
Buy or sell warehouse mezzanines
If you’re ready to install a mezzanine into your warehouse or storage facility, the best place to start is with a storage solutions service. A warehouse or storage solution companies can review the space you currently have and make suggestions on what kind of mezzanines you can install to better increase your working space and efficiency.
An efficient warehouse is a warehouse that is making money. If you need to make more space in your current warehouse, talk to a storage solutions expert about having a mezzanine installed in your own warehouse.
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What kind of warehouse equipment do you buy?
We are looking to purchase large quantities of pallet racking and most other warehouse equipment.
Do you serve my location?
CONESCO serves the entire United States from multiple locations.
How quickly can we get started?
It might be quicker than you think! The first step is to give us a call or have us call you. Once we have a good understanding of your unique situation, we typically provide a quote within 5 days and will schedule a time with you to have one of our team members come visit your site.
Will you buy and remove everything from our warehouse?
Our specialty is in used pallet racks (uprights, beams, wiredecks, pallet supports), pallet rack accessories (like guide/ guard rail, netting), conveyor systems, mezzanines, and pick modules. If your warehouse also includes different material like
- shrink wraps or
then we can buy/ remove those as well.
Sometimes material is in bad shape or is a very uncommon size or outdated brand. In some of these cases we do not purchase the materials, however we still can provide you with our teardown services to remove the materials from your warehouse. We encourage everyone to reach out so we can better understand what is in your warehouse and what your intentions are. Once we have a good understanding, we are happy to provide you with our recommendations, even if that means not using us.
Will you clean up after you have finished with the shelving and equipment removal?
Absolutely! Removing used warehouse equipment is a messy job. All debris will be properly disposed of and the floors swept.
We are still operating. Can you work around us?
Yes! There are a few things that will need to happen in order to ensure everyone’s safety and some other items need communicated like an agreed upon timeline. It’s true, an operating warehouse will sometimes slow down a teardown project. But, we understand it’s necessary to avoid disruption of your business during the warehouse shelving and equipment removal process.
How long will the used equipment removal process take?
We get that question all the time! It depends on many factors such as:
- will the warehouse be shut down or,
- will it still be operating?
- How much material is there?
- Are the uprights bolted down to the ground?
Best practice is to give yourself multiple months of time in planning so that way you provide a buffer for your project to finish according to a timeline. Getting a full count of the materials and good pictures is a great way to start the process of evaluating the decommission of your warehouse.
Will you leave holes in the floor or walls after the removal process?
No. Removing floor anchors does create holes but we take responsibility for grinding them down to be flush with the cement or fill them with cement epoxy.