A buck hoist construction elevator on a high-rise buildingBuck hoists and construction elevators are essential for efficiently and safely moving workers and materials up and down the side of a building. Options include single-car, dual-car, and high-speed models for buildings over 50 stories tall.

Scaffolding Solutions will design, install, maintain, and tear down a buck hoist on your job site. Our decades of experience and stellar safety record allow us to undertake and complete any size project. Contact us below for a quote.

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About Construction Elevators & Buck Hoists

Buck hoists, also known as construction elevators, are typically used for new construction projects and high-rise buildings. The standard car size is 5 feet x 13 feet, can move up to 177 ft. per minute, and has a 7,100-pound weight limit.

A dual buck hoist (two cars) might make more sense depending on your size, height, and project requirements. For buildings over 500 feet tall, a high-speed buck hoist is ideal for quickly getting workers and materials where they need to go.

Each construction elevator setup consists of the following components:

  • Car
  • Track
  • Drive system
  • Dedicated operator
  • Multiple safety systems
  • Meet or exceed ANSI 10.4 and other standards
  • Concrete pad

We’ll supply the buck hoist, landing door, intercom system, and required monthly maintenance. If your building has narrow areas higher up, we can also design a custom landing deck or common scaffolding deck platform. In this case, we would build the scaffolding out to match the elevator line.

Scaffolding Solutions uses the highly-rated Alimak Buck Hoists for their performance, reliability, and safety. Our Professional Engineers (PE) design and rigorously test the buck hoist in our shop and then once again on the job site. We also perform a drop test to ensure the braking and other safety systems work as intended.

The buck hoist may require state and local permits, which we will handle so that your project manager can focus efforts on the job site. 

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Construction Elevator & Buck Hoist Advantages

Buck hoists and construction elevators offer multiple advantages over other types of construction elevators:

Multiple Safety Features

Safety is the top priority for any construction elevator or buck hoist installation job. Automatic brakes, limit switches, safety hatches, and heavy-duty cages are a few of the many features that allow for safe and reliable operation.

It Can Be Used at Any Height

A typical height for a standard (single-car) buck hoist is between 10 to 50 stories. However, you can still use a buck hoist on a building shorter than 10 stories. If the height reaches 15 levels, consider a dual hoist (two cars) to speed up movement. 50+ story buildings will often require a high-speed buck hoist.

Cost-Effective and Efficient

Construction elevators prevent the need for costly cranes and other equipment. They allow you to get materials and workers up and down quickly and easily. You’ll also be able to remove construction debris much more efficiently.

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Alimak Construction Elevators 

Alimak Construction ElevatorsScaffolding Solutions uses Alimak buck hoists, which are widely considered best-in-class.

Features include: 

  • Tried and tested technology
  • Multiple safety features
  • Wide range of speeds and car sizes
  • Single or dual car options
  • Multiple certifications (ANSI 10.4 and others)

Contact us for more information on Alimak construction elevators and the value they’ll add to your job site.

Why Work With Scaffolding Solutions?

There are many benefits to letting Scaffolding Solutions supply a buck hoist for your next project:

New Equipment—We have one of the newest fleets in the Southeast. You won’t get decades-old equipment when we show up at your job site.

Brand-Name Components—We only work with best-in-class manufacturers, such as Alimak, BetaMax, and Altrex.

Great Safety Record—Safety is our #1 priority. We assign each job a dedicated project and safety manager. We were recently awarded the Diamond Level Safety rating from ABC Step.

Ability to Turnkey the Project—Many of our competitors put up hoists, cranes, or scaffolding, but not many can do both the scaffolding and the hoist. At Scaffolding Solutions, we take care of everything, so you don’t have to.

On-Time Installation & Teardown—We understand that time is money in the construction industry so when we say we’ll show up at a specific time, you can count on us to do just that. We also offer 24/7 emergency support and response.

Safe and Efficient Buck Hoists

At Scaffolding Solutions, we have over 20 years of experience helping construction companies get workers and materials safely and efficiently to height. Our strong commitment to safety and transparent customer service will provide peace of mind knowing you hired the right company for the job.

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He went above and beyond to ensure the project was completed to our satisfaction.Response from the ownerThank you, Ben! We were thrilled to partner with you on this project! We believe that great planning and outstanding communication make for successful projects and happy customers. We always strive to exceed your expectations. Looking forward to many more successful partnerships with your team in the future! a aa a ★★★★★ I would like to personally write a Google review, though I wrote corporate and expressed the same sentiments, this needs to be made public.Frank is the most AMAZING person; he is knowledgeable, kind, honest, trustworthy, and has the most integrity and follow up. I have worked with multiple scaffolding companies for our multifamily developments within Maryland and Virginia and Scaffolding Solutions is a TEN STAR experience and business.Each commitment has exceeded our expectations. 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They provide both fair and prompt pricing when needed. Frank and his Field Supervisor, David Herbert, are very knowledgeable and professional. We have had tremendous success with Scaffolding Solutions and I look forward to continuing our working relationship for years to come.Response from the ownerThank you Matt! We appreciate your trust and confidence in partnering with us. It is truly a pleasure to work with your company. We look forward to many more successful projects working together with your team in the future! Rmb BoswellRmb Boswell ★★★★★ Working with this as Frank representing has been great experience. They paid attention to the needs I requested for support needed for an MRI. They with detailed drawings for me to approve and plan of attack the was perfect .Response from the ownerThanks Robert! We were very excited to partner with you on this important project! Planning and meticulous project coordination in advance of the start of work ensures a smooth and 100% safe work execution. Have a great day! heydy Landaverdeheydy Landaverde ★★★★★ Jeremy WishonJeremy Wishon ★★★★★ Frank was awesome to work with. The service was top notch, got the ball rolling immediately, and got us set up faster than expected. Looking forward to working with them on future projects.Response from the ownerThank you Jeremy! We appreciate your continued partnership and trust. Lynn PierceLynn Pierce ★★★★★ Great service! Exceptional communication! I’m greatly to worked with Scaffolding Solutions.Response from the ownerThank you Lynn! It was a pleasure to partner with you. John WoodJohn Wood ★★★★★ Our heavy mechanical construction company have worked with Scaffolding Solutions for years now. Scaffolding Solutions are amazingly fast, responsive, & professional. They always exceed our expectations! Mr. Frank Giuliano is absolutely the best. Frank is always accommodating, extremely knowledgeable and always “safety first” in his approach to our scaffolding needs. We manage heavy mechanic projects within the transportation industry for Government agencies and Scaffolding Solutions & Mr Giuliano always exceed our clients needs. We highly recommend Scaffolding Solutions & Mr. Frank Giuliano for any, commercial or residential projects, you or your company has. 5 STARS! OUTSTANDING QUALITY WORK! GREAT COMPETITIVE RATES!Response from the ownerThank you, John! We are proud to be your "access partner of choice". Looking forward to many more successful projects to come. Thank you for your business! Hal CoganHal Cogan ★★★★★ Frank and his team with Scaffolding Solutions were great! Even with last minute changes and numerous headaches the day of they still got the job done. I look forward to working with them again!Response from the ownerThank you, Hal! Our goal is to provide the best service, safety and pricing of any other access company in the DMV. Exceeding your expectations is our mission! Hann HannHann Hann ★★★★★ Frank & his team didn't meet our expectations, they exceeded them. Everyone was extremely professionally throughout the project. Communication was over the top. Couldn't have asked for more complete turnkey service. Scaffolding Solutions is top of the list for any scaffold or shoring needs.Response from the ownerThank you! The amazing partnership, friendship and teamwork we have with Hann and Hann is what we're all about. We appreciate your business! rolando Tobarrolando Tobar ★★★★★ Great work & access to all kind of work ...The best in the DMVResponse from the ownerThank you Rolando! Our goal is to provide the best service of any other access company in the DMV. Kevin TaylorKevin Taylor ★★★★★ The team at Scaffold Solutions really got me out of a bind this past week. Set-up scaffold on Saturday morning and came back Sunday morning to take it back down. Communication was great, speed and safety were excellent and price was fair. I appreciate the solid communication and follow-up from their team and they did a great job helping me get the steel installed in the elevator shaft. Thank you!Response from the ownerThank you Kevin! We were very happy to partner with you on this work and "get it done". Safety, communication, speed - and great pricing. You hit the nail on the head my friend! Diana MiraldiDiana Miraldi ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThank you for your 5-star review Diana! Giselle AllenGiselle Allen ★★★★★ I recently had my fourth floor loft terrace enclosed. Scaffolding Solutions, LLC is the only choice you need to ensure your project is successful! Frank Giuliano visited my home and assessed the area, then coordinated with the Patio Enclosure installation manager to build a custom design that was efficient for the project. Frank’s customer service was remarkable. He constantly communicated updates and I felt very comfortable contacting him with any questions. The scaffolding crew only took one day to assemble and disassemble the scaffold without incident. They were pleasant, professional and respectful of my property. Hands down this was the best experience and I definitely recommend Scaffolding Solutions, LLC.Response from the ownerThank you Giselle! We were happy to be able to help you with your project...and are very glad the experience was so positive for you. Have an amazing day! 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