Scaffolding is a necessity for most outdoor construction projects and chimney repairs. However, most chimney companies are not certified to set up and use scaffolding. Instead, these companies contract out scaffolding set up and take down. This can create time delays and additional expenses to your chimney repair project.
At Jack Pixley Sweeps, we have the training and certifications to properly set up and take down scaffolding. While this might seem like a minor distinction, it can save our customers thousands of dollars and time on repair projects.
The importance of being a certified scaffolding pro
Scaffolding looks deceptively simple. Because it is a vital part of construction projects and chimney repairs, scaffolding setup should only be done by the professionals. Correct scaffolding setup is an important part of ensuring the safety of technicians and the structural stability of the repairs.
The crew at Jack Pixley Sweeps have been trained to setup both ground and roof scaffolding. This allows us to set up scaffolding for a wide variety of chimney repair and construction projects. With training from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), our scaffolding always meets safety standards. This protects our crew and your family during the repair or reconstruction process.
The scaffolding set up process
At Jack Pixley Sweeps, we are proud to offer scaffolding set up to our customers. Because every home and repair is different, so is each set up. Depending on the type of repairs you need, the location of the damage, the pitch of the roof, and the height of the chimney, this can all affect the kind of scaffolding construction you need.
Scaffolding set up usually takes an average of two to four hours. During this time, the scaffolding is “tied off”to the home every 20 feet. While scaffolding can usually be anchored to the chimney itself, it may need to be tied off onto the home using anchor bolts. The anchoring process allows additional height to be added to the scaffolding.
Trust the pros at Jack Pixley Sweeps
There are a number of benefits of having professional scaffolding set up done by Jack Pixley Sweeps. First and foremost, we are able to reduce the cost of your chimney repairs – sometimes by as much as $2000 – as the need to find a scaffolding subcontractor is eliminated. Because our crews set up, maintain, and tear down our own scaffolding, we do not need to delay repairs. This also gives our customers additional peace of mind that the only people on their job site are Jack Pixley Sweeps employees!
Scaffolding is an important part of the safety and structural stability of chimney repair projects. Working with trained and certified scaffolding professionals ensure that masons and repair technicians – as well as your family – remain safe throughout the whole repair process. For more information on our professional scaffolding services, contact Jack Pixley Sweeps today!