Hydraulic vertical shores are designed to prevent cave-ins in all types of soil conditions, except for unstable soil conditions. It does this by supporting the side walls of a trench by means of hydraulic pressure. The vertical shores are installed and removed from the top of the trench.
Benefits of Hydraulic Vertical Shores
There are many benefits to Hydraulic Vertical Shores. These benefits include:
- Lightweight – they can be installed by a single worker as fast as the trench is excavated.
- Used in a variety of applications – they are used in linear production applications, irregular size pit applications, and in other situations that require spot bracing.
- For many different soil types – they are designed to be used in Soil Types A, B, & C-60.
Ensuring Trench Safety
Trenching and excavation are among the most hazardous working environments. OSHA defines a trench as a narrow underground excavation that is deeper than it is wide and is no wider than 15 feet.
It is important that workers are protected at all times while working in and around a trench. Cave-ins pose the greatest risk. Other potential risks include falling loads, hazardous conditions, and falls. Each year trench collapses result in dozens of fatalities and hundreds of injuries.
If your job involves digging a trench, hydraulic vertical shores may be the right solution for your project. They are quick, simple, and safe to use.
Luby Shoring Services
At Luby Shoring, we provide a wide selection of standard and custom trench shielding and shoring options. Our equipment is cost effective, safe and versatile, relied upon by underground utility professionals, municipalities and private contractors. All products are Professional Engineer certified to help you meet OSHA’s excavation and trench safety standards.
Call us today at (636) 660-7467 or fill out our online contact form. Our team will pair your job with the right trench shields and shoring products.