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How to Choose the Right Scaffolding System

Scaffolding, Scaffolding Rentals | November 30, 2021

Every construction and industrial project is unique and will require a tailored solution that adequately addresses each unique site element. This is especially true for scaffolding systems as the incorrect choice can drastically reduce productivity and increase the risk of injuries. As leading providers of shoring and access scaffolding system rentals, the team at United Scaffold Supply knows how important it is to have the right equipment for the job. That is why we have provided some information outlining how to choose the right scaffolding system for your project.

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3 Key Considerations When Choosing Scaffolding

When choosing a scaffolding system for your project, it is always worth considering the following elements:

1. Terrain and the Surrounding Environment

Before choosing a scaffolding system, it is crucial to analyze the location it will be placed in. The type and condition of the terrain must be considered first and foremost, as this will influence the need for additional support systems. For example, a scaffold system that is placed on uneven mud will require more support than a system that is placed on level concrete. In addition to the ground, you will need to consider aerial obstructions such as nearby buildings and power lines to ensure that your system is sufficiently distanced from them.

2. Your Project Requirements

Different types of projects will require different scaffolding systems to achieve the highest level of safety and productivity. For example, an exterior roofing project will require a different system than an interior construction project. In addition to the project itself, it is worth considering weight capacities and mobility requirements as certain projects may require the use of heavy equipment while others may need the system to be set up in different locations.

3. Budget and Timeline

Your budget and project timeline will have a significant effect on your scaffolding options. Supported scaffolding systems are generally the cheapest option while adjustable systems are more expensive. The latter features faster setup and takedown, however, making the additional expense worth it for some projects as these features will help them stay on schedule. To ensure that you are getting the right system for your work environment, project requirements, budget, and timeline, be sure to ask a reputable provider for suitable recommendations.

For assistance choosing the right scaffolding system for your project or to inquire about our scaffolding rentals, get in touch with the team at United Scaffold Supply. We can be reached at 1-866-820-6341 and will be happy to discuss the details of your project.