Deitz Saves A Century Old Structure From Roof Collapse
Deitz House Moving Engineers are working on a very interesting job! We have been hired to jack up a collapsing roof section. The building we are working on was built in 1903. An intense snow load created a partial collapse of the roof. Although it may sound like a peculiar undertaking, it is similar to several projects we have done over the years.
One difficult aspect of this project is that the ceiling height is 22 feet off the floor. Our jacking towers had to be constructed 21 feet tall and 28 feet long. Towers of scaffolding were constructed simultaneously as a working structure. The Deitz Team also utilized a self propelled man lift to transit personnel from the ground level to the working structure. We now have the roof lifted back to its proper level and are waiting on carpenters to repair the damaged sections of the roof’s truss.
After their repairs are complete, we will remove our shoring equipment and the project will be a success. I am so proud of the Deitz crew for utilizing proper safety equipment and protocol to complete this process in a safe and an accomplished manner.
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Daniel Deitz is co-owner and lead structural moving engineer at Deitz House Moving Engineers, Inc. DHM owners Richard Deitz & Daniel Deitz have both served as President of the International Association of Structural Movers.