There are certain jobs that scream – LOOK AT ME and there are ones that kind of creep up on you – like this job at 113 E. Main St., Newark, DE.
It’s right on the busy section of town where the college students roam. From the front you can see a gorgeous custom-built overhead protection system that was put into place to keep the pedestrians safe along the sidewalk and the businesses open during façade restoration. But from the side you see… (Scroll to bottom for video of the job)
Let’s start with the canopy first. Pinnacle is a master of crafting functional yet attractive overhead protection systems for their clients. Safety for pedestrians is our main concern while the construction, renovation or masonry work goes on overhead.
And this system canopy was no different. It allowed the Stone Balloon Ale House and all of the other businesses out front to remain open while façade work goes on around the building.
This custom sized canopy protects the patrons on the patio, the tenants as they go about their daily routine and the pedestrians who pass by. And best of all it looks great like it could have been designed into the original architecture. Okay – maybe not that good.
And then you have the “creep” factor on the rest of this job. It just kind of creeps up on you but behind the front of the building lays a very large scaffolding job.
Hidden back there is a 60’ tall X 200’ long (800 lineal foot) scaffold that will allow restoration and masonry crews complete access to each floor and every inch of the façade.
This 6 story system scaffold sits on the ground next to the walkway that spans between the two buildings. It’s a very busy complex and area with the University of Delaware students traveling to and fro.
We also have a Beta Track material hoist that helps get equipment to the crew safely and efficiently.
The entire scaffold will be wrapped in debris netting to further protect the pedestrians and tenants. Trash chutes will be added to help move debris from each floor to the ground level receptacles.
These photos and video were shot as the scaffold was being erected so there is more to come. I’ll try to update it with additional pics.
The job is being done in phases so as one section finishes crews will move the scaffolding around to the next section. And that’s a lot of scaffolding.
So the next time you’re a bopping around town and you see a cool overhead protection system out front of an establishment you might want to peek around the side to see if there is anything else going on. It might just surprise you.
If you need scaffolding for a masonry, painting, construction etc., call Pinnacle Scaffold today at (302) 766-5322 and ask for Tony P, or visit www.pinnaclescaffold.com to get more information.
Here’s a video of what’s hiding on the side of the building.
And for your listening and viewing pleasure, The King – Elvis with Baby, What You Want Me to do.
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