The DECKED system can hold a load of 2000 lb, distributed evenly. Furthermore, DECKED’s load rating is designed for a “real world” 2000 lb. What does this mean? If you hit a pothole, that will significantly increase the stress on DECKED for a moment in time and the system can handle that. Lastly, if your load is not evenly distributed, you might overload the system. For instance, if you placed 2000 lb onto the DECKED system on a 4′ x 4′ pallet, then the loading per sf is about double what our system is designed to handle. There’s nothing magical here, just good engineering and known limits. If you plan to place concentrated and/or very heavy loads on the decks, you might add a thick piece of plywood to spread the load over that larger area.