Mortar Restoration

A brick building can last for generations. Unfortunately, brick buildings can deteriorate over time due to crumbling and failing mortar. Weather and age causes brick and mortar in buildings to become flaky and it can crumble or crack along the joints. When the mortar is compromised, the entire structure is exposed to risk. Mortar restoration, also known as “repointing,” puts strength back into your brick or stone masonry, adding to the lifespan of your building’s exterior. With a professional mortar restoration, the exterior of the building should last at least another 50 to 70 years and the property benefits both structurally and aesthetically.

Hiring a Contractor

Mortar restoration is a simple process, but it can be time consuming and labor intensive. For this reason most companies will call in a qualified, professional mason. They will be able to give you detailed information and a price quote to complete the job.
Before hiring a contractor, look at other jobs they have done and ask for recent photos of completed projects. Don’t take chances with mortar restoration. Take the time to ensure your mason is properly qualified, licensed and insured to do the job correctly. Be aware that a contractor will need to use some sort of scaffolding to perform this work and the more scaffolding they need, the higher the price. Some contractors are not aware of the new WallWalker Hanging Scaffold. Most contractors will bid the project using brick masons scaffold or an expensive rigging scaffold. If the contractor is aware of the WallWalker Hanging Scaffold system and uses it, your bid could be half the cost of other contractors.

Using Wall Walker for Mortar Restoration

The WallWalker Hanging Scaffold makes it easier for any contractor to do mortar restoration. Reaching above doorways or around windows by shimming up and down a ladder is dangerous and exhausting. Other scaffold systems are more costly. The simplicity of the WallWalker makes it easy to walk around the job site safely and easily.
This lightweight aluminum hanging scaffolding is easy to store, transport, and use for large or small projects like mortar restoration. Simply hang the WallWalker scaffolding over the parapet wall or out a window. The WallWalker can hang over a wall up to 20 inches thick. Place a plank on the two hanging WallWalker brackets and use the plank brackets to secure the planks, insert the safety rails, and you’re ready to get the job done.

WallWalker® Helps Employers Keep Employees Safe

Whether you are the General Contractor or using a Sub Contractor to frame a home, a multi-family unit, or other commercial building you should always ensure that you are keeping your employees safe by following the OSHA regulations. It is the company’s responsibility to establish a safe work environment for every employee, regardless of the size of the company. It is OSHA’s responsibility to help ensure that companies are providing a safe work environment. They will use their enforcement authority for those who don’t keep their employees safe.

Why Does WallWalker Work with OSHA So Closely?

It’s simple. Safety is good for employees and it is just good business overall. Not only can employees be happier and healthier, but it also means more money to the bottom line. Employees will have fewer sick days, trips to the hospital, and with that comes increased productivity and more satisfied workers. Not to mention the cost of OSHA fines, the cost of not being OSHA compliant builds quickly.

WallWalker understands that it is our duty to help businesses protect their workers from unnecessary falls that can result in serious injury. WallWalker leads the way in innovation to help protect employees from falls and help increase quality and productivity at the same time..

If you want to become a company that is serious about employee safety and satisfaction, WallWalker is here. We look to enhance employee satisfaction and prevent accidents that could impact our customers. When you want OSHA compliance, you can count on us.

WallWalker® Scaffolding Exceeds OSHA Regulations

Any company who works within OSHA’s guidelines ultimately has the same goal: a productive and safe work environment for all employees. WallWalker exceeds OSHA regulations.

We recognize that safety and health are crucial to a thriving and profitable business model. So we work with OSHA to reduce injuries, illnesses, and worst of all, any on-site fatalities. We partner with all of the organizations that we know can help us. We use training outlets to make sure that our customers always understand what is expected of them and know what they are supposed to do.

The Ideal Scaffolding for Builders with an Easy Setup that Is Hard to Beat

When you’re on the job, you don’t always have the time or manpower to properly assemble most scaffolding. You may need multiple guys, and while it has its distinct uses, you have other more important things to do to get the job done. The problem is that to cut tails, install fascia board, and even to set trusses, you need that secure scaffolding to protect all of your workers.

Depending on the company, some of your men may or may not have extensive experience in the industry. You don’t want your best guys to waste their time on the small things. So work with Wall Walker, scaffolding that is so simple that one man can do it all on his own. The best part is that you don’t have to have any special training to do it.

There Are 5 Basic Steps to Assemble Wall Walker

1. Adjust the Hooks to the Proper Wall Width: The first thing to do is to take the proper measurements so you can adjust your hook to the appropriate wall width. This will ensure that you have the right foundation to work off of. Before you get started with anything, it is essential to get off to the right start, and this could slow the whole process if it is not done right the first time around.

2. Secure It to the Structure: You should always secure it properly. This is so easy that one man can do it, and we provide all of the necessary tools. However, especially if you are working with a new worker that you have not thoroughly tested, you should always review the process with them. Make sure they know how to secure Wall Walker as the safety of many of your workers depends on it.

3. Secure the Vertical Beam with a Nail: You can also use a stabilizer bar accessory. You don’t have to do much work, and this does not require that you use a complicated system. But your worker does need to understand that this step has to be there to secure the scaffolding.

4. Secure the Plank with Plank Brackets: We will provide the parts you need for this, but it is critical. Always make sure that your workers understand the best ways to secure the plank using the plank brackets provided to them.

5. Install Your Top Rails and Mid Rails with 2x4s: You may also need toe boards. While the foundation of the scaffolding is essential, you need these guard rails to protect your workers from accidental falls. They can happen to just about anybody. You don’t want to make the wrong move.

Wall Walker Is Easy

Scaffolding has never been easier. If you know how to follow the most basic directions, there’s no reason for you not to get safe scaffolding that meets OSHA requirements for an affordable price. You don’t need to bring in specially trained individuals just to put it up for you, nor do you have to waste the time of your most skilled construction workers. Instead, just follow the five simple steps to get the equipment you need.

10 Most Common Construction Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Before you start any construction work, you should always ensure that all of your employees are properly trained to prevent workplace injuries and stand in compliance with OSHA standards. Among those who are not prepared, there are more accidents than we would like to think about. The high majority are entirely preventable. Here are a few of the common accidents you might see:

1. Burns & Scarring: Unfortunately, some construction sites see a high risk of fires and explosions. Things like flammable chemicals, leaking pipes, and loose wires can all start an inferno if not handled properly. To avoid this type of issue, always make sure that your employees are familiar with more flammable chemicals and exposed wires so they can be extra careful around them.

2. Head Injuries: Due to the risk of falls and falling objects, head injuries are more common than many other accidents. Sometimes, heavy objects may not be as secure as you would like when you are lifting them up. In other instances, your people are not wearing the right head gear. Whenever you lift heavy objects, it is crucial to make sure that they are sufficiently secure.

Even if you are not lifting heavy objects, make sure that your guys are always wearing their protective head gear. This can help you to avoid many serious injuries associated with falls. If your employees are working at higher heights, also make sure that you secure them as they walk.

3. Head Injuries: Many common head injuries can be avoided by wearing the right head gear. Things fall, including your employees. Head injuries don’t have to be large to be painful and consequential, especially for employees who are digging or people who have work being done overhead.

4. Spinal Cord Injuries: Any time you fall, you face the potential of a spinal cord injury if you fall in the wrong way or get hit in the wrong place. Spinal cord injuries could be as severe as lifelong paralysis. So don’t take it lightly.

5. Cuts: There are sharp things all around construction sites. You could suffer anything from a small scratch to a large laceration that requires multiple stitches. To prevent this type of injury, workers should always wear their protective clothing while on the job site.

6. Broken or Crushed Bones: You are working with extremely hefty machinery. So the likelihood of broken or crushed bones is considerable. Equipment like bulldozers and cranes should always be handled with care by well-trained operators to avoid this type of issue.

7. Limb or Digit Loss: Construction sites have plenty of heavy and sharp objects. Some of them may not be clean, causing infections should you cut yourself or get in another accident. If heavy or sharp objects fall, it can mangle a worker or cut off limbs. So take extra care with heavy equipment at all times and be aware of your surroundings.

8. Hearing Loss: Whenever you are on a construction site, you should always have protection for your ears. If your employees don’t wear ear plugs, it could lead to long-term damage to the ear drums or hearing loss due to the loud noise of jackhammers and other equipment. So always ensure that your workers wear their earplugs.

9. Stress Injuries: Any time you work in construction, you will be involved in repetitive movements. Frequent lifting and bending can cause stress injuries for just about anyone. So whether it’s a brace or something else, always make sure that you wear your protective equipment.

10. Heat Stroke: Construction workers are regularly exposed to the elements, working all year round regardless of the weather. Often, you work without heating or cooling. Construction workers can often wear warm clothing to combat the cold, but you cannot necessarily fight heat stroke with the right clothes. Make sure that you drink plenty of water, and if you need a break, don’t be afraid to take it. A combination of heat and overexertion can be a disaster.
Take care of yourself if you are on site. If you own a construction company, make sure that you take care of your employees and encourage them to take the proper safety precautions.