Even sacred spaces need a little human help sometimes.
Such was the case for Infant of Prague Church in Jacksonville, North Carolina, which recently completed a critical restoration project with the help of Layher and Pyramid Scaffold Services (previously part of CFSS).
The immense effort recently concluded in the spring of 2018, but began years earlier with a long list of to-dos. The church was in desperate need of over a million dollars’ worth of repairs, including replacing major support beams and internal window supports, repairing leaks in the roof that dripped onto the altar, and resurfacing flat roof areas.
But how exactly does a church embark on a major renovation while maintaining a place of solace, peace, and comfort for an entire congregation?
Michael Strickland, Scaffold Sales Manager at Pyramid Scaffold Services – premier construction supply provider – has an idea.
“Aesthetically, the appearance had to be pleasing to the eye, which is something all our customers have pointed out – specifically the clean lines and ‘Industrial Architectural’ appearance of Layher Scaffold,” said Strickland. “Layher scaffold integrated fully into the space and did not disturb the worshippers.”
Layher shoring supported the roof while the church’s wood buttresses were replaced, allowing the church to continue to offer services throughout the restoration with minimal disruption. At risk was the potential removal and costly rebuild of the entire roof and the displacement of the congregation.