Technological breakthroughs are yielding new ways to secure trench walls. Innovations mean a greater likelihood of finding solutions that match specific operational and financial needs. With advanced trench box safety technology; you can select the most secure excavation method for your project and provide superior protection for your crew.
A trench box is designed as a temporary earth retaining structure allowing the sides of the excavation to be cut vertical or near vertical. This quick and easy method ensures ground stability within a trench and helps to minimize the excavation area to avoid damage to neighboring structures and utilities in the ground. A trench box consists of two large plates, usually made of steel, which are parallel to the walls of the trench, and horizontal cross-members which hold the two plates apart. The lower edge of the box rests on the bottom of the trench, and the top edge extends above the top of the trench. The workers stay between the plates of the trench box, so that if the wall of the trench collapses, the dirt will be stopped by the trench box. Aluminum trench boxes are perfect for smaller jobs, providing exceptional strength and as little as half the weight of steel trench shields. Our comprehensive line includes popular shields as well as heavy-duty models.
Trench Box Safety Technology | Bracing
For sewer and pipeline work, our steel trench shields and steel manhole shields feature double-wall construction for greater sidewall security and optimum strength-to-weight ratios. Whether your site requires you to protect adjacent structures or vibration presents an issue with sheeting options, slide rails are the ideal modular, dig-and-push shoring system for a variety of applications. State-of-the-art bracing technology uses hydraulically adjustable legs for multi-sided excavations. Designed for heavy-duty applications, it’s quick and easy to install, eliminating the need for beam cutting and welding. Beam and Plate systems offer a unique cost-effective alternative to customary sheet-piling methods. Ideal for longer term excavations, the system is installed faster than traditional steel sheeting at a fraction of the cost, while providing you with the necessary work space. Interlocking or overlapping steel sheeting is the preferred system for very loose or saturated soil conditions. We stock a variety of profiles in different shapes, thicknesses and lengths for use in a variety of situations based on engineering design. Trench shoring is the provision of a support system for trench faces used to prevent movement of soil, underground utilities, roadways, and foundations. Shoring or shielding is used when the location or depth of the cut makes sloping back to the maximum allowable slope impractical. Shoring systems consist of posts, wales, struts, and sheeting.