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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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.

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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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Smart access and debris solution for Walgreens, Wilmington, DE

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This Walgreens at 839 N. Market Street in Wilmington, DE is undergoing some renovations and re-roofing so they called Pinnacle Scaffold to design a scaffolding stair tower for access and then create a custom scaffold enclosure for the trash chute and dumpster beneath so crews could use it from several levels. We also wrapped the entire thing in debris netting to keep the detritus contained.

It’s not a huge job but another smart access and debris solution for a happy client.

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Remember, no job is too large or small at Pinnacle Scaffold. Call us today at (302) 766-5322 or visit www.pinnaclescaffold.com.

This classic Walgreens building has quite a history. You can read more about it here:

 

 

 

 

 

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Shoring is like a good support bra

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So, our shoring frames (which there were many) had to support the main trusses and entire side of the structure.  Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, (302) 650-0520, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shopCrews are remodeling this building at 1225 N DuPont Highway, to become 3 stores instead of one.
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Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, (302) 650-0520, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shopSo when you need extra support for your project, and want your building to look perky and new – call Pinnacle Scaffold today at (302) 766-5322 today – or check out www.pinnaclescaffold.com.Non union, scaffold, scaffolding, rental, rentals, rent, rents, construction, historic buildings, inspection, art, design, sales, DE, MD, PA, NJ, (302) 650-0520, pinnacle scaffold, repointing, masonry, shoring, subcontractor, GC, open shopThis video pretty much sums it up (just substitute old shoring/scaffold company for Bra)

And this is just for fun.  I’m sorry but I found this to be hysterical.

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Access, Lift & Handlers (ALH) Magazine shout out for Winterthur Job!

Pinnacle Scaffold is featured in the June issue of Access, Lift & Handlers Magazine for the work we did at the Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, DE.  It was a giant challenging job.  You can read all about it here.

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A huge shout out to Lyndsey at ALH Magazine for writing such a great piece.

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Click on the photo to read all about it at our website.

We will have more jobs coming so check back.

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Winterthur museum, garden and library renovation

Almost 60 years ago, collector and horticulturist Henry Francis du Pont
(1880–1969) opened his childhood home, Winterthur, to the public. Today, Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is the premier museum of American decorative arts, with an unparalleled collection of nearly 90,000 objects made or used in America between about 1640 and 1860. The collection is displayed in the magnificent 175-room house, much as it was when the du Pont family lived here, as well as in permanent and changing exhibition galleries.

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Winterthur Museum, garden & library is set amidst a 1,000-acre preserve of rolling meadows and woodlands. Designed by Henry Francis Du Pont, its 60-acre naturalistic garden is among America’s best, with magnificent specimen plantings and massed displays of color.

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The exterior of the museum is undergoing a massive renovation. Crews needed to get to windows, siding, gutters, chimneys and more without disturbing a single part of it – and Pinnacle Scaffold was called in to provide access all the way up.


See the video for the real perspective on the size and scope of this job.

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Courtesy, Winterthur Museum. Photo by Jim Schneck

Pinnacle was hired because of our experience working with historic structures. This project had several major challenges to overcome. The first was that this enormous job (Approximately 1300 lineal feet of scaffolding) had to be completely self-supported and not tied into the building at all. That’s why you see so many support towers all the way around.

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Look closely at the photos and you will see the feet resting on top of wood then plastic leaning into the building. This design had to be completely engineered to support not only the weight of the scaffold but of the wind pressure added by the debris netting. We used compression ties where appropriate and push ties where needed, all to protect the integrity of this historic building.

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The next challenge was how to span the 60’ gap over the top of the glass atrium.

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The next challenge was how to span the 60’ gap over the top of the glass atrium. That was done by having two of the largest trusses ever built (by Etobicoke) locked together to create one giant 60’ span able to handle the weight load.

The next challenge was how to span the 60’ gap over the top of the glass atrium.   The next challenge was how to span the 60’ gap over the top of the glass atrium.

There are two levels of 2 X 60’ trusses over the atrium (again, see the photos). And Pinnacle smartly put debris netting beneath each level over the atrium just in case something were to slip off it would be stopped by the netting.

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The next challenge was erecting the scaffold so not to disrupt the landscaping, gardens, or flowers. (See the photos of the base and of where the feet were placed.) That factor alone was an enormous challenge but put them all together and you get one tough scaffold job that Pinnacle was more than ready to take on.

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This job will encase the entire building in scaffolding and debris netting and then jump to another adjoining building.

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Courtesy, Winterthur Museum. Photo by Jim Schneck

Scaffolding was chosen over aerial work platforms because of the sheer amount of work needed to be done on the entire outside of the building. It was also the least invasive method to the grounds and the structure itself. The length of time was another factor. The first phase of the renovation will take at least 9 months to complete.

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When you have an historic building or a delicate situation – call Pinnacle Scaffold today (302) 766-5322 or visit http://www.pinnaclescaffold.com.

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Saving the Spires at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Wilmington DE

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Constructed in 1927, St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Wilmington, DE, has withstood almost everything mother nature could throw at her.

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But the recent earthquake on the east coast damaged some of the masonry and 4 spires at the top of the clock tower. You can see in the pictures that several of the limestone spires actually broke off.

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The back chimney was also almost ready to collapse. 9 pieces of marble actually fell to the ground during the earthquake. Luckily, no one was injured. Also, as a result of the quake, there needed to be a lot of repointing done to the upper section (The stone is called Baxter Station marble and is very hard to find.)

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Pinnacle Scaffold was called in because of our experience with historic buildings. The mission was to erect a scaffold that would allow workers to reach the delicate parts of the towers while keeping the church open for business as usual and not damaging any part of the landmark building.

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One of the coolest things to see is the awesome stair tower and lift assembly that was erected to get crews and equipment to the top.

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A sidewalk shed was erected to allow parishioners to enter and exit through the front doors while the tower is being repaired.

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I just love it when a job comes together and everything works out great.  The church was happy to be open and we were grateful to be able to work on such an awesome structure.

Call Tony P at (302) 766-5322 for all of your scaffold / scaffolding needs.

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Pinnacle scaffold begins its tour of duty with Soldiers and Sailors Monument renovation, Wilmington, DE.

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Pinnacle scaffold is proud to be serving as the scaffolding provider for the renovation of the monument Soldiers & Sailor monument erected in 1871.  The memorial that sits in the triangle formed by Delaware Ave., W. 14th, and N. Broom street is dedicated to Soldiers and Sailors who gave their lives in defense of their country in the Civil War.
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The large marble column is from the Pennsylvania Bank Building, Philadelphia that was razed in 1868.  The monument itself was threatened by the sheriff after it’s unveiling because a construction debt was outstanding.  Eli Crozier, came to the rescue with the necessary funds to save it.  A thank you to him is engraved in the stone on the back of the monument.

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Pinnacle is starting its tour of duty with this monument and then will continue to all of the other monuments in the city of Wilmington.  (More posts to come).pinnacle scaffold, scaffolding, sales, rental, service, de, pa, nj, nyc, fl, md
Pinnacle’s scaffolding provides access to 100% of the monument so restoration crews can get to every nook and cranny.  Pinnacle also devised an ingenious ladder system that goes up through the center of the scaffold.  They hid the ladder in the center so local children wouldn’t climb up and either damage the statue or injure themselves.
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Finally, the monument was ensconced in debris netting.  We will provide some photographs when the restoration is complete.  The marble, eagle and placards should look as good as new once finished.

Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Delaware Avenue Wilmington
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Here are a couple of postcards from the turn of the century.  You can see what the original monument looked like in it’s current place.  Things certainly have changed.

Call Pinnacle today at (302) 766-5322.

For more information visit these sites.

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Pinnacle Scaffold emergency services team comes to the rescue at Kmart – on a holiday weekend!

Late on a Thursday night while all of the other scaffold and shoring companies are tucked neatly in their beds and dreaming of how they will sleep in late and watch Good Morning America in the AM – Pinnacle is out working.
wall bracing, shoring, scaffold, scaffolding, full service, DE, PA, NJ, NYCAt 8:00 pm Pinnacle’s emergency services team got the phone call about a wall collapsing at the Kmart at the Tri-State Mall in Claymont, DE.

Pinnacle’s owner and guru, Anthony Pini, was on the job site in 10 MINUTES!  Yes, he literally leaped out of his hot tub, slicked back his hair, threw on some clothes, and hit the streets running.  He was at the KMART meeting with the store manager about solutions ten minutes later.

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KMart’s restoration company called from Hayward, CA giving Pinnacle Scaffold full approval to come up with a solution.  This happens more than you would think.  Clients that are based out of state or even out of the country need a trustworthy company to literally handle all aspects of a repair job.  In time sensitive situations, like this, it’s easier to find a reputable company that can be their eyes and ears – and as a full-service scaffolding, shoring and restoration company Pinnacle has done this many times for clients.
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The west side of the building sits directly next to a  busy section of road.  Cars and pedestrians are constantly passing by this part of the building.  A wall collapse could have proven catastrophic.  As you can see from the photos, this was a fairly large section.
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The brick veneer was collapsing and it needed to be shored up immediately until repairs could be done.

The very next morning at 7:00 AM, Pinnacle had a structural engineer (from Alternate Design Solutions) onsite at the KMART to write up a report and create engineering drawings for the solution.
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“The blacktop is not an ideal anchor for the braces so we all put our heads together and thought outside of the box,” said Pinnacle’s Anthony Pini.  The innovative solution they came up with was to anchor the leg-end of the braces to large cement blocks or barriers for support.  Once the plan was presented to the client and the approval was given – Pinnacle’s crew got to work.
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On a Holiday weekend when most people are BBQ’ing brats and hot dogs, PSC and its crew was helping KMART prevent a disaster.
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Now that the immediate danger is out of the way, the next step is to remove the brick façade, locate the cause of the trouble, and then put a new brick exterior back up.

We will keep you posted with pictures and details as this job unfolds.
Scaffold, shoring, or restoration work – call Pinnacle Scaffold (302) 650-0520.