Many clients come to us wondering what types of shoring are available for use. Shoring is a method of construction not often talked about, but usually employed in most projects. Whichever kind of shoring is needed, the process includes temporarily supporting a structure that would be otherwise unsafe. In a shoring project, teams create a temporary structure that supports a hazardous area for use during the length of construction. Once the team completes the project, they can remove the structure.

There are a variety of shoring types, including vertical shoring, trench box, and timber shoring. All of these types of shoring can support walls deemed unsafe. Typically, a hazardous structure that needs shoring has one or more of these ailments:

  • Walls bulging out
  • Cracked walls in need of repair
  • Unequal foundation
  • When an adjacent structure is getting pulled down
  • The creation of new openings or an enlarged wall

Whether a construction team is working on a project or starting something new, the chances are you will need shoring equipment and an experienced team’s help. Let’s discuss the types of shoring more in-depth for a clearer idea of which shoring type you will need.


Vertical Shoring

Vertical shoring is a method of shoring that protects excavation using hydraulic pressure to support trench walls and prevent cave-ins. One of the lightest and most accessible shoring types, vertical shoring is installed or removed from the top of the trench using linear trench applications. Once installed, the vertical shoring equipment allows for the commencement of utility installation, unconventional pit application, repairs, inspections, and other construction projects.

Trench Shoring Services uses aluminum hydraulic shores in our vertical shoring. Our experts developed these lightweight hydraulic shores for protection in narrow trenches and excavation systems. You can even stack two or more of our vertical shoring devices for deeper trenches or use them vertically, depending on your needs. A few of the other benefits of this type of shoring include:

  • Safe and easy to set-up
  • Stores compactly
  • Exceptional durability
  • Easily portable
  • Only need one worker for set-up
  • Reduces shoring time
  • Customizable options such as wheel kits and legs


Trench Box

When it comes to digging trenches, you must have what you need to do so safely. Trench shoring materials could make the difference between success and failure, especially when it comes to worker safety. Fortunately, trench boxes provide you with the support needed throughout the length of your project. In fact, trench boxes are one of the strongest and most robust types of shoring available.

Trench boxes provide the ultimate support during excavation with steel or aluminum material and ultra-durable construction. Also known as trench shields, this type of shoring protects workers while inside a trench. You can find options that fit the size of any trench by working with Trench Shoring Services. Our team of experts developed a wide variety of trench box products. From our HE Series Steel Trench Boxes to our aluminum and steel varieties, this type of shoring offers the most protection possible on excavation sites.

A list of the complete advantages of using a trencher box includes:

  • Strong
  • Narrow sidewalls
  • Less soil backfill and compaction
  • Lightweight material
  • Durable
  • Flexible
  • 4×4 Support


Timber Shoring

Timber shoring is another type of shoring designed to protect workers and prevent cave-ins. The concept behind timber shoring is fundamentally different than aluminum and steel excavation shoring systems. Timber shoring is suited well for excavations with significant construction time. During this shoring process, workers need specific timber. Not all timber work for shoring, and these materials must be free from damage or defects. The wood must also maintain its condition and be continually inspected and removed from service if damaged.

While timber shoring is possible, it is not always the best option for specific construction projects. You can work with the Trench Shoring Services team determining which type of shoring fits your excavation project best. No matter which option you choose, it is crucial you get the proper equipment. As stated above, trenches are prone to collapse, and without appropriate shoring, you put your workers at risk.


Trench Shoring Services

When it comes to trenching, rely on Trench Shoring Services knowledge and experience. Our team has a reputation for helping clients complete any job quickly, supporting workers, and meeting OSHA regulations. You can browse our trench shoring equipment and solutions on our website. No matter what you need, we have the trenching solution you need to get the job done. Contact us today to learn more.


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