Case Study: Custom Scaffolding, Chimney Repair
Before and After
Chimney cap replacement
Remove the old cover and cap,
Create a new, peaked and sloped, metal cap.
Repair joints in mortar.
Apply sealant to flashing.
The Underlying Problems:
The chimney cap had holes, leaked, damaged the mortar.
The chimney's damaged joints let more water in.
The flashing didn't have sealant in all places, and leaked.
The flashing had one joint reversed, letting water in.
The custom scaffolding, set up by Swing N Scaff.
This isn't a do-it-yourself scaffolding job.
Regular sectional scaffolding would not work here.
Their three man crew took five hours to build it.
The cost, about $2500 for installation and removal.
The Chimney Cap, Leaks.
A tarp covers the leaking chimney cap
You can see the scaffolding comes onto the roof at two levels.
Harness and Lanyard
Although the scaffold has a fence around each level
wearing a harness and lanyard connected to the scaffold
is required. You can see the blue lanyard.