Trench Failures & How You Can Avoid Them

Building a trench takes a lot of technique and skill. Unfortunately, without the proper equipment, planning, and procedures, a trench can fail, leading to eventual collapse. Imagine digging a trench, […]

Daily Excavation Inspections & How They Can Transform Your Builds

Shoring is a dangerous business. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA), 25 workers die in a trench-related accident every year. The OSHA also articulates that the walls […]

OSHA Trench Box Rules and Fines For Violations

Soil Composition and Influence

Soil – aka “dirt”is a particulate material. This means it is composed of an assortment of individual particles which can be sorted into 4 basic groups: sand, silt, clay and […]

Steel Road Plate Installation The “End Flap”

Why should a road plate be more than just a piece of steel? Often we tend to take that piece of steel lying across a trench or roadway for granted, […]

OSHA Trench Box Rules Roll Off Protection (The “18 Inch Rule”)

The Myth: One very common misconception among contractors is that any protective system is required to extend at least 18 inches above the top of the trench. Although many of […]

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