Our trained height access specialists can provide a variety of basic façade works and repair services while we are working on your building. We also work with most prominent local firms specializing in architecture, engineering, waterproofing, roofing, restoration, cladding, masonry, roofing, glazing and window repair.
ACCESS METHODS FOR FACADE WORKS
These methods are perfect for buildings over 25 stories high, but make no economic sense for low-rise and mid-rise buildings.
Pros: easy access for any façade maintenance or repair work.
Cons: high initial upfront cost (BMU cost and installation, $1-2 mil), and significant annual maintenance, inspection and re-certifications cost ($15,000-25,000 per year); difficult access to negative angled or curved walls; liability is shared between the building owner, BMU manufacturer/installer and the contractor.
RDS is the easiest and most affordable access method for small cleaning, maintenance, inspection and repair projects.
Pros: easy system set up, allows access to the tightest spaces, low cost.
Cons: for some applications, RDS use is not legal in NYC over certain heights, anchor inspections and re-certification is needed (extra cost), liability is shared between the building and contractor.
Great access method for low-rise and mid-rise buildings.
Pros: easy access to any surface of the building facade from street level, great platform stability and wide reach ability corresponds to better productivity and job efficiency, no disturbance of tenants everyday life, no supervision from building staff is needed, no liability for the building owner/manager since no part of building is used for rigging, no initial or annual maintenance/inspection costs.
Cons: access for the aerial platform is not always possible to all areas of the building facade (like back yard); DOT permits – work timing depends on DOT permits stipulations.
One of the most expensive methods in window cleaning. The use of this method makes sense only on large projects (over 1-2 months) or if no other method is available.
Pros: provides access for most facade maintenance or repair work.
Cons: high set up/dismantling cost; roof waterproofing membrane might be damaged, each drop requires new set up and is costly, no flexibility in work process one drop per day (If you need to return to the area which was done 3 days ago a new set up is needed again), low productivity, liability is shared between the building, the rigger and the contractor.
The most expansive height access method. Use of this method makes sense only on large projects (over 2-3 months) or if no other method is available.
Pros: easy access for any façade maintenance or repair work, multiple teams can work at the same time, loading limits allow great productivity.
Cons: high set up/dismantling cost, façade is used for stabilization, liability is shared between the building, the rigger and the contractor.
BASIC FAÇADE SERVICES
- Power washing
- Glass scratch removal and restoration services
- Metal cleaning
- Building Inspections
- Basic caulking, waterproofing and painting
- Decorative lights, bulbs replacement and Flag service
- Banner installations and removals