Our team at Keystone Steel Services LLC has extensive experience in the steel fabrication industry, and one type of project that we have worked on frequently is constructing steel decks. While many homeowners have added wooden decks to their properties, if you want a deck for your commercial facility, the best option to use is steel. In this article, our team will go over some of the advantages that steel decks have to offer.
• Less Weight. Most decks for commercial buildings are made primarily of concrete with steel reinforcements. Steel decks are highly beneficial to this application because steel is lighter than concrete, and it offers some much-needed strength and structural integrity to help support the concrete’s weight.
• Reinforcement. Another benefit of steel decks is that they require no additional reinforcement. Instead, each component in a steel deck is designed to support and reinforce the others to keep the structure as a whole strong. The steel purlins and beams are designed to give the whole structure the strength, stability, and durability it needs.
• Less Material. A third benefit of steel decks is that they allow you to use less material in the overall construction project. By incorporating steel supports into the design, you can use less concrete, which will reduce the overall weight of the structure and provide a variety of cascading benefits. If you are interested to learn more about our steel decks, we encourage you to reach out to our team directly—we are happy to answer any questions you may have.