Bally’s Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City turned to Superior Scaffold to get painting crews up to the high end of one of their buildings on the boardwalk. Crews needed to reach the top of the building above the world famous Harry’s Oyster Bar and Sea Food restaurant to finish painting and refinishing.
Superior erected a system scaffold around and in between the buildings and over the roof. Because crews couldn’t tie in anywhere on the building, diagonal bracing was used throughout to keep everything leaning into the roof. The scaffold was more than 100 ft. tall.
This project wasn’t without its challenges. One of the hardest jobs on the world’s longest boardwalk is getting the material to the job and then up to the elevation itself.
Crews first had to have a Moffet truck-mounted forklift bring material from two blocks away, then they had to build an 80-ft. long ramp to cart the material to the landing spot. A limited amount of material could be brought up at a time because the space was limited.
After every morning break and lunch, crews would cart down more materials to do the job. The crews were literally working in a garden surrounded by pine trees, so the utmost care had to be taken.
The job proved to be a mental challenge as well. There wasn’t much room in between the buildings, so pre-planning was required to get the crews and painters to the safe work area up top.
In the end, the painters were able to reach their destination safely; the garden, pine trees and building were untouched; and Bally’s Casino and Hotel is looking as good as new.