OSHA Trench Box Rules and Fines For Violations

Soil Pressure and the Angle of Internal Friction

The angle of internal friction of soil is something that can be overlooked, but one that can be easily explained is rather simple. We encounter it when we see a […]

Surcharge Loads

SURCHARGE LOADS: Surcharge loads will also impact lateral loads.They act in reverse to lateral earth pressure. Most of the surcharge is seen towards the top of the excavation while gradually […]

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, […]

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