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We are the Non Union scaffold and shoring leader in the mid Atlantic region. We offer an affordable open shop alternative to traditional scaffold building. PSC services Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and surrounding areas. Providing the same quality service, products, and skills but at a lower cost. Pinnacle Scaffold is fully licensed and insured. All our workers are OSHA trained. Scaffold Rentals Scaffold Erection & Dismantlement Delivery & Pickup Highly Skilled Work Force Scaffold Design Service PE Stamped Drawings All things scaffolding related

Pinnacle Scaffold combines elements at the University of Delaware’s Colburn Laboratory

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Great chemists know the correct elements to combine to build a perfect compound.  Well, Pinnacle Scaffold knows the perfect combination of scaffold, debris netting, stair towers, tie-ins and sprinkle in tremendous skill to create the best working platform in the business.

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Pinnacle provided this super sturdy scaffolding for crews to get access to the entire façade of the Colburn Laboratory building on the University of Delaware’s campus in Newark, DE.

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Masonry crews were doing a complete restoration project and needed decked in levels to get at every inch of the exterior.

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These photos were taken while crews were erecting the scaffold but we did add debris netting to the entire project.

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We are proud to be a part of this job on the UD campus.  The job went off on time and in budget.

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If you need scaffolding or access of any kind call Pinnacle Scaffold at (302) 766-5332 today and ask for Tony P – he’ll take care of you.

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You can also visist www.pinnaclescaffold.com to get more information.

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Scaffolding South Academy Street Residence Hall – University of Delaware

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Pinnacle Scaffold erects a monster at the University of Delaware.

There’s really no other way to say it.  This job is big!  Look at the photos.  It’s over 1800 lineal feet of scaffolding encasing 143,000 gsf of new student residences at the University of Delaware in Newark.

Who was big enough to take this on?  Who was bold enough to create an access and working platform for multi-trades at every level at all times all around this structure?  Who could the GC rely on for constant changes, updates, and a moving target of issues from a multitude of vendors?

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Only one man could pull this off – Mr. Anthony Pini!  Now, I have to say there were a ton of other people involved who helped make this a reality (his head tends to grow to Guy Smiley proportions when I pump him up).  But in all seriousness…

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Pinnacle Scaffold was called in because they have the ability to move quickly, efficiently, and bring projects in on-time and under budget.

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And truthfully, when there are multi-trades all over the scaffold each trying to get their time in to finish the job you want a man like Pini to handle the details and changes that all of these companies need to finish their parts.

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But let’s stop blowing sunshine up the owner’s mighty derriere and focus on the incredible scaffolding all around this building.  Wow.

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South Academy Street Residence Hall will provide 531 beds for first year students. Located directly north of Hartshorn Hall, the SARH will be the final component of the East Campus Housing Program and is scheduled to open in August 2017.

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You can see the vast amount of system scaffold all around this job all to give a multitude of trades and craftsmen access to the entire façade at all times.

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We’ve got stair towers, ladders, debris chutes, overhead protection you name it – it’s out there.

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There is a lot going on!  This is a busy construction site and safety had to be of the utmost priority.  Each day over 200 workers descend upon this building to install windows, siding, brick, steel, run cranes, lifts, electrical, paint, and more.

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Anthony Pini and Pinnacle were brought in because they knew how to design an intricate access plan around this huge building.  He knew how to get all of the clients just what they needed.  He kept everyone happy and kept the project on-time and within budget.

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Alternate Design Solutions did a great job with the engineering drawings for this project.  We need to give them a shout out.

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Some of the challenges that had to be over come included not just pleasing one client but 7-8 at all times from the GC to the subs, the window guys, the masons, the carpenters, electricians, everyone.

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The chimney scaffold was also very difficult to layout and safely give crews access but PSC did it.

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Even the building’s layout of a zig-zag pattern in the front was a challenge.

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Pinnacle is proud to be a part of this prestigious project and proud to be working with so many quality people.  Together we can all make it a huge success.

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When you need access solutions from scaffolding, mast climbers or suspended scaffold think Pinnacle Scaffold – Fast, great service, reliability, the right price, the right products, right now.  Simply put – better erections.

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Call Pinnacle today at (302) 766-5322 and ask for Anthony Pini or visit www.pinnaclescaffold.com to see more work.

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Here is a rendering of what the finished product will look like.

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There was only one song that fit for the musical number today. I think you’ll agree.

 

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Scaffolding & Access at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Wayne, PA

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Pinnacle Scaffold was called to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Wayne, PA to provide masonry crews access all around this incredible house of worship.

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Pinnacle is the go-to scaffold company when you have work with historic structures.  We pride ourselves in our ability to erect scaffolding without leaving a trace.

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Crews are repointing and replacing stones in the exterior walls (and then anchoring them to the interior walls for stability), as well as replacing coping stones and doing parapet replacement.

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Pinnacle is providing them the access necessary to get the job done!

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St. Mary’s Episcopal Church was completed and consecrated on Easter Day 1890.  Over time, the mortar wears out and the stones shift and crack, necessitating their periodic so repair/replacement.

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We needed to gain the masonry crews complete access to the façade and roof area.  The biggest challenge was erecting the scaffold like a Christmas tree with different levels at different points, following the profile of the building.  Take a look at some of the pictures.  I’m going to walk you around the building… A visual tour – if you will.

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As with all of our historic jobs, we take great pride in getting in and getting out without a trace.  You can see how we carefully use pressure mounts to lean against the walls and roof areas of the church.  We are also very cognizant of where we place the scaffold on the grounds.

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We used system scaffold with several stair towers for access around the property.

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Father Joseph Smith took a couple of informative videos showing some of the work being done.  You can see them here.

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Here is a link to the Church’s web page where you can get more information.

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I need to give a shout out to uber talented Miss KT for the use of her camera for the photographs in this blog.

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If you need access of any kind, especially on a historic building, call Pinnacle Scaffold today at (302) 766-5322 and ask for Tony.  He will take good care of you.

This appropriate song from the band The Calling (also appropriate) fits for today’s musical interlude.

 

 

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The Merian Building, Main Line, Scaffolding, Masonry repair

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When the Main Line Spine Surgery Center needed access to the exterior and roof of their building at 700 S. Henderson Rd, King of Prussia, PA they called Pinnacle ScaffoldNon union, scaffold, scaffolding, (302) 766-5322, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shopTheir office provides comprehensive care for all types of spine-related conditions and injuries – just as Pinnacle provides access for crews to repair all kinds of injuries and damage to buildings.
When the Main Line Spine Surgery Center needed access to the exterior and roof of their building at 700 S. Henderson Rd, King of Prussia, PA they called Pinnacle Scaffold. Their office provides comprehensive care for all typs of spine-related conditions and injuries – just a Pinnacle provides access for crews to repair all kinds of injuries and damage to buildings. Our skilled crews erected this beauty in no time so masonry and restoration crews could get busy assessing the damage to the façade. From all indications it looks like they were in need of parapet restoration, masonry repair, façade cleaning and window replacement. This system scaffold was >>>>> by >>>>>> and was wrapped with debris netting in certain parts of the building to contain any flotsam and jetsome. The back side features a nice stair tower and a debris chute for all of the trash to be sent down the waiting receptacle. Here’s a close up of how our guys tie-in the scaffolding to the masonry work of the building – providing one super stable and sturdy structure for workers. We decked it out give masonry guys access to the two levels they needed. We used aluminum plank and plywood. Some of the challenges included scaffolding on multiple levels and building over the stairs that go down into the basement. But in the end, we put this up in record time and everyone was happy. If you need access or scaffolding for any of your projects please call (302) 766-5322 or visit www.pinnaclescaffold.com today. Ask for Tony P – he’ll take care of you. Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, (302) 766-5322, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shopOur skilled crews erected this beauty in no time so masonry and restoration crews could get busy reparing the damage to the façade.  It was in need of parapet restoration, masonry work and exterior cleaning.
When the Main Line Spine Surgery Center needed access to the exterior and roof of their building at 700 S. Henderson Rd, King of Prussia, PA they called Pinnacle Scaffold.  Their office provides comprehensive care for all typs of spine-related conditions and injuries – just a Pinnacle provides access for crews to repair all kinds of injuries and damage to buildings.  Our skilled crews erected this beauty in no time so masonry and restoration crews could get busy assessing the damage to the façade.  From all indications it looks like they were in need of parapet restoration, masonry repair, façade cleaning and window replacement.  This system scaffold was >>>>> by >>>>>>   and was wrapped with debris netting in certain parts of the building to contain any flotsam and jetsome.    The back side features a nice stair tower and a debris chute for all of the trash to be sent down the waiting receptacle.    Here’s a close up of how our guys tie-in the scaffolding to the masonry work of the building – providing one super stable and sturdy structure for workers.  We decked it out give masonry guys access to the two levels they needed.   We used aluminum plank and plywood.  Some of the challenges included scaffolding on multiple levels and building over the stairs that go down into the basement.  But in the end, we put this up in record time and everyone was happy.  If you need access or scaffolding for any of your projects please call (302) 766-5322 or visit www.pinnaclescaffold.com today.  Ask for Tony P – he’ll take care of you.   Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, (302) 766-5322, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shopThis system scaffold ran the length of the rear of the building and the side entrance and that was wrapped with debris netting to contain any flotsam and jetsam.  When the Main Line Spine Surgery Center needed access to the exterior and roof of their building at 700 S. Henderson Rd, King of Prussia, PA they called Pinnacle Scaffold. Their office provides comprehensive care for all typs of spine-related conditions and injuries – just a Pinnacle provides access for crews to repair all kinds of injuries and damage to buildings. Our skilled crews erected this beauty in no time so masonry and restoration crews could get busy assessing the damage to the façade. From all indications it looks like they were in need of parapet restoration, masonry repair, façade cleaning and window replacement. This system scaffold was >>>>> by >>>>>> and was wrapped with debris netting in certain parts of the building to contain any flotsam and jetsome. The back side features a nice stair tower and a debris chute for all of the trash to be sent down the waiting receptacle. Here’s a close up of how our guys tie-in the scaffolding to the masonry work of the building – providing one super stable and sturdy structure for workers. We decked it out give masonry guys access to the two levels they needed. We used aluminum plank and plywood. Some of the challenges included scaffolding on multiple levels and building over the stairs that go down into the basement. But in the end, we put this up in record time and everyone was happy. If you need access or scaffolding for any of your projects please call (302) 766-5322 or visit www.pinnaclescaffold.com today. Ask for Tony P – he’ll take care of you. Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, (302) 766-5322, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shopThe back side features a nice stair tower and a debris chute for all of the trash to be sent down the waiting receptacle.
When the Main Line Spine Surgery Center needed access to the exterior and roof of their building at 700 S. Henderson Rd, King of Prussia, PA they called Pinnacle Scaffold.  Their office provides comprehensive care for all typs of spine-related conditions and injuries – just a Pinnacle provides access for crews to repair all kinds of injuries and damage to buildings.  Our skilled crews erected this beauty in no time so masonry and restoration crews could get busy assessing the damage to the façade.  From all indications it looks like they were in need of parapet restoration, masonry repair, façade cleaning and window replacement.  This system scaffold was >>>>> by >>>>>>   and was wrapped with debris netting in certain parts of the building to contain any flotsam and jetsome.    The back side features a nice stair tower and a debris chute for all of the trash to be sent down the waiting receptacle.    Here’s a close up of how our guys tie-in the scaffolding to the masonry work of the building – providing one super stable and sturdy structure for workers.  We decked it out give masonry guys access to the two levels they needed.   We used aluminum plank and plywood.  Some of the challenges included scaffolding on multiple levels and building over the stairs that go down into the basement.  But in the end, we put this up in record time and everyone was happy.  If you need access or scaffolding for any of your projects please call (302) 766-5322 or visit www.pinnaclescaffold.com today.  Ask for Tony P – he’ll take care of you.   Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, (302) 766-5322, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shopHere’s a close up of how our guys tie-in the scaffolding to the masonry work of the building – providing one super stable and sturdy structure for workers.
When the Main Line Spine Surgery Center needed access to the exterior and roof of their building at 700 S. Henderson Rd, King of Prussia, PA they called Pinnacle Scaffold.  Their office provides comprehensive care for all typs of spine-related conditions and injuries – just a Pinnacle provides access for crews to repair all kinds of injuries and damage to buildings.  Our skilled crews erected this beauty in no time so masonry and restoration crews could get busy assessing the damage to the façade.  From all indications it looks like they were in need of parapet restoration, masonry repair, façade cleaning and window replacement.  This system scaffold was >>>>> by >>>>>>   and was wrapped with debris netting in certain parts of the building to contain any flotsam and jetsome.    The back side features a nice stair tower and a debris chute for all of the trash to be sent down the waiting receptacle.    Here’s a close up of how our guys tie-in the scaffolding to the masonry work of the building – providing one super stable and sturdy structure for workers.  We decked it out give masonry guys access to the two levels they needed.   We used aluminum plank and plywood.  Some of the challenges included scaffolding on multiple levels and building over the stairs that go down into the basement.  But in the end, we put this up in record time and everyone was happy.  If you need access or scaffolding for any of your projects please call (302) 766-5322 or visit www.pinnaclescaffold.com today.  Ask for Tony P – he’ll take care of you.   Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, (302) 766-5322, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shopWe decked it out give masonry guys access to the parapet and other parts.
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113 Main St., Newark, DE Scaffolding, Netting, Containment, overhead protection, (Phase 2)

scaffolding, non union, scaffold, DE, NJ, PA, open shop, mast climber, access, scaffold, pinnacle, 302 766-5322, 212 The last time we saw this job it was just a skeleton of system scaffold going up on one side of the building at the Washington House Condominiums (113 Main St., Newark, DE).  We also had a large canopy out front.  You can see the original post here: scaffolding, non union, scaffold, DE, NJ, PA, open shop, mast climber, access, scaffold, pinnacle, 302 766-5322, 229But the real reason we are here today is to show you what that finished product, all netted in and containment wrapped, looks like.
Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, (302) 766-5322, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shopThe front still has that massive double-wide canopy that allows the local businesses to stay open while the work goes on all around.  But now you can see the complete containment wrap out front to keep all of the debris inside.scaffolding, non union, scaffold, DE, NJ, PA, open shop, mast climber, access, scaffold, pinnacle, 302 766-5322, 252If you recall, this is a 60’ tall X 200’ long scaffold that allows crews complete access to each floor for a complete façade restoration.Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, (302) 766-5322, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shop
Hidden underneath the enormous netting is a Beta Track material hoist, a stair tower, and even a debris chute to move trash from every level down to the waiting receptacles.scaffolding, non union, scaffold, DE, NJ, PA, open shop, mast climber, access, scaffold, pinnacle, 302 766-5322, 258As part of this update we’ve also added a section of canopy above and around the garage entrance.Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, (302) 766-5322, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shop

Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, (302) 766-5322, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shop

Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, (302) 766-5322, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shopAnd on the other side of the building, crews have completed the system scaffold over there and netted it in.  They have also built a small canopy and entrance for access to the side door.

scaffolding, non union, scaffold, DE, NJ, PA, open shop, mast climber, access, scaffold, pinnacle, 302 766-5322, 247This job is being done in phases and will continue to move around the building itself until it’s completely finished.Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, (302) 766-5322, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shopPinnacle Scaffold specializes in providing access for all construction disciplines.  Call us at (302) 766-5322 or visit www.pinnaclescaffold.com today.Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, (302) 766-5322, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shop

 

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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library Scaffolding & Renovations (Phase 2 & 3)

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Phase 2 and 3 of the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library renovations are in full swing and Pinnacle Scaffold is proud, once again, to be providing the scaffolding and access to make them a reality.

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The real story here isn’t the massive scaffold job, that took 8 semi-truck loads of equipment, and allowed crews 100% access all around the Exhibition Building for renovations  – but it’s the agility and creativity of our scaffolders to erect this on such crazy and uneven terrain that includes a stream traveling right through the middle.

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Pinnacle specializes in working on historic structures and providing access in tenuous situations.  Where others cower in fear and back down from the challenge, our guys thrive on their ability to devise new and creative ways to solve problems.

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Just like when we erected the scaffolding at the main museum building – we had to do it with the utmost care and not leave a trace.  Mission accomplished.

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We also had to devise a way to span the massive 60 foot glass atrium so crews could gain access above it.  Done.

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So how did crews stabilize this giant scaffold system on mushy terrain on the edge and over a stream?

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The answer is: Very Carefully.

Aww come on now.  Seriously?  I’m sorry, but I had to do it.  It’s true to a point.  We had to use secret shoring and scaffolding techniques to keep the scaffold from sinking into the mud.  On stable ground we would build this scaffold with the back leg standing on concrete or a more solid surface (like on the other sides of the building) but the outside leg was either in the soft mud or in the water so that wouldn’t work.  What to do?

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Well, our brilliant leader, Anthony Pini, took one look at the situation and fired off a solution that would have stymied most builders.  Take 14 foot trusses and tie them into the outside leg of the scaffold and then run them across the stream and then secure both sides by shoring up the footers.  Bam!  Problem solved and scaffold steady as a rock.  If you look carefully, it’s really just just a backup system in case that back leg shifts at all; a safety net, if you like.

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It’s always nice when the boss actually comes up with an idea (every now and then). 😉  And this one just happened to be a good one!

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And if you look at the pics you will see how they accomplished it.

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Even though this part of the museum was built in 1992 is still needed renovations.  Crews needed to get at every inch of the giant structure so we decked in every level, and gave them 360 degree access.  Renovations included stucco repair around the exterior, roof and gutter repair, window repair and replacement and paint and metal work.

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You can see we also provided scaffold around each entrance of this structure.

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We also installed stair towers – and a special walkway on one side to give crews access over the landscape.

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The third phase is over at the Dorrance Gallery building where we had to install a material hoist because crews needed to get to windows, siding, gutters, chimneys and more and lift heavy things.

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From this angle you can see we were encasing the entire scaffold with debris netting.

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I just happened to come by when they were halfway done.  But trust me – it will look just like the scaffolding did up at the main building.

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In fact, I can only imagine that this building will look as stunning as the main building does now after the renovations and repairs.

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If you get a chance please visit the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library it’s really something very special.

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I’ve put a few links here at the bottom for their website that gives you a little more history on the buildings and grounds.

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You can also click on this link to our original story and pics to see what we did there.

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We love these historic projects.  Nobody treats them better than we do.  Call Pinnacle Scaffold today at (302) 766-5322 and ask for Tony.  Or visit www.pinnaclescaffold.com to see more of our work.  We look forward to working with each and every one of you.

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And from the critically acclaimed movie about John Dupont…

Some history on the Exhibition Building:

The Exhibition Building is part of the program of the world’s foremost museum of American decorative arts to open its collection to a wider audience. The New Exhibition Building is connected to the entrance of the museum with a large, conservatory-like pavilion, echoing two conservatories elsewhere at Winterthur. The rest of the addition of 45,000 square feet consists of stair and entry areas and two floors of flexible exhibition space. The addition runs across a shallow glen and bridges a small stream, terminating the long, downhill facade of the existing museum.

http://www.winterthur.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winterthur_Museum,_Garden_and_Library

 

 

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Winterthur Scaffolding Update (Phase 1)

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It wasn’t that long ago that Pinnacle Scaffold had this entire building encased in scaffolding and debris netting.

You can read all about that post on our blog here:

And for more details check out the Winterthur blog.

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But here is the latest from the good people at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

And it looks awesome!  We are so glad to be a part of this prestigious renovation!  And just wait until you see what we’ve done on phase 2 and 3 – coming soon!

When you have an historic building or need access – call Pinnacle Scaffold today (302) 766-5322 or visit www.pinnaclescaffold.com.

 

 

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Scaffolding Delaware Landmarks

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Pinnacle continues its march through the historic district and landmarks in Delaware. (see our post on the Josephine Fountain) We are proud to help our hometown renovate and refurbish these incredible statues and edifices. We pride ourselves in being the very best at getting crews access to historic structures without leaving a trace – and this statue is no different.

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Located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, DE (Rodney Square) stands a statue to Caesar Rodney, an American lawyer, politician, signer of the Declaration of Independence and President of Delaware during most of the American Revolution.  The monument commemorates Rodney’s ride from Dover to Philadelphia on July 1-2, 1776 to cast a tie-breaking vote for the Delaware delegation, and thus ensuring Delaware’s support of the Declaration of Independence.

And around that statue is scaffolding erected by Pinnacle Scaffold, also from Delaware, to help crews get access to the entire statue for renovations. The statue was created by James E. Kelly and stands in the front of the square.

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Our crew took the utmost care to design, deliver, erect scaffolding that would allow renovation crews the ability to refurbish the base, (repointing, cleaning), shining and polishing the statue and bringing the monument back to its former glory.

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We also added debris netting for containment while the guys did their work.

As I’ve said before, we love working on historic projects and are proud to lend our support to this prestigious one.  If you need access, scaffolding, or lifts call Tony P at Pinnacle Scaffold today (302) 766-5322 or visit www.pinnaclescaffold.com to see more of our work.

More on Rodney square: Rodney Square presently includes green space with landscaped borders, paved, perimeter walkways, cast stone walls, stairs and balustrades, and 12 bronze lanterns. Two concrete fountains flanking the west steps serve as a memorial to William Poole (1853-1918), a descendant of an early Quaker family and former head of the Wilmington Fountain Society.

http://www.travelchannel.com/destinations/us/photos/50-states-50-landmarks/page/2

 

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Pinnacle Scaffold provides support for renovation of Josephine Fountain

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The well-known feature at Brandywine Park in Wilmington, DE has been taken out of operation and is undergoing a major restoration project.

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The Josephine Fountain, which was dedicated in 1933 and named after the late wife of Attorney Joshua Ernest Smith, has sustained significant structural damage after severely cold weather in the winter months.

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Pinnacle Scaffold was brought in to aid in the restoration process because of our flawless track record dealing with historic buildings, statues and artifacts. It takes a scaffolding company like Pinnacle to make sure the project is done right and everything remains the way we found it.

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Here you can see the scaffolding we erected to get the renovation crew to their designated elevation. We used system scaffold and decked it in on 3 levels (where the crew will dismantle the statue). We took the utmost care while assembling to make sure nothing was harmed.
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The park brought in surveyors who discovered it needed critical restoration work.

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The work will require the statue and fountain to be disassembled and temporarily located off-site for the work the commence. It should be completed by summer of 2017 when it will be brought back to it’s original glory.

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We love working on historic objects and are proud to lend our support to this prestigious project.  If you need access, scaffold or lifts call Tony at Pinnacle Scaffold today (302) 766-5322 or visit www.pinnaclescaffold.com.

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And since this beauty is going to be down for a little while we thought we’d play this little ditty for ya.

 

And here’s a bit of history for you: Ernest Smith, who donated the nearby cherry trees in 1929, gave the fountain as a memorial to his wife, Josephine Tatnall Smith, following her death in 1931. After the fountain’s dedication in 1933, the entire area was designated “Josephine Gardens.”

http://www.friendsofwilmingtonparks.org/summer11.pdf

http://www.friendsofwilmingtonparks.org/parks/brandywine-park

http://www.ronsaari.com/stockImages/maryland/BrandywineParkCherryBlossomsAndFountain.php

http://www.wdel.com/story/68682-video-josephine-fountain-in-wilmingtons-brandywine-park-shuttered-for-restoration-work

 

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Holy Ghost Prep School – scaffolding, stairtower, trash chute, debris netting

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Today’s challenge was to erect a scaffold, stair tower, trash chute and debris netting on the clock tower at the Holy Ghost Preparatory School, built in 1897, without disturbing the masonry or upsetting the landscaping.23042735886_8172fc3525_oLuckily Pinnacle Scaffold specializes in working with historic structures. (see our webpage for examples)  We were honored to work with the good people at Holy Ghost Prep to help them repair the parapet and spires on the clock tower of the main building.  The school is a private Catholic college preparatory school for young men in Cornwells Heights, Bensalem, Pennsylvania within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. It was founded in 1897 by the Spiritan missionaries.22447559823_ce19a364cb_oCrews needed access to the roof to remove and repair spires and replace the damaged parapet wall.  We used system scaffold and decked in the top two levels to give them a solid work platform.testpostcard_2012_frontHere you can see what the tower, spires, and parapet normally look like.23079966891_86aff57b4e_o
We built an intricate stair tower for crews to gain access and then fenced it in for added protection.

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They also needed a trash chute from the top of the roof down to the dumpster on the ground level. 23055163292_9622752557_oHere you can see the access needed to get to the crumbling parapet walls.  It also shows where the spires used to be.  They will all be put back up again once everything is repaired.23055163052_216347db03_oCrews are replacing and repairing the stones and masonry work around the parapet.23055162192_82c7607678_o
Time and the elements will take a toll on the masonry work.  Every decade or two they need some touch up. This is the base of one of the spires that is being repaired.

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Here you can the access we provided all the around the parapet.  And in the second shot you can see the debris netting we installed for added protection.22650404177_947f3c8541_o
This is the side of the building where we staged our gear and the masonry crews accessed the job site.  We wanted to limit the amount of wear on the landscaping and this access driveway was the perfect solution.  Our goal is to leave every job just as we found it.23042736656_17ff4df0b1_oWe were honored to have helped the Holy Ghost Prep School repair their parapet.  If you need access to hard to reach places or need scaffolding call (302) 766-5322 and ask for Tony P.  Or you can log on to www.pinnaclescaffold.com to see more of our work.

 

 

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