3 Different Types Of Shoring And Their Use In Preparing Foundations

18 October 2017
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

If you are going to be building a structure with a foundation that is largely beneath exterior elevations, shoring may be needed to complete work. There are many different types of shoring that can be used to prevent collapse of excavations and allow for work to safely get done. Shoring is part of temporary structures that is needed in the construction of foundations. Here are a few of the different types of shoring that may need to be used for the installation of a foundation:

1. Combination of Plywood, Steel and Hydraulic Support Systems

For larger foundations in commercial and industrial projects, there is often a need for a combination of different types of shoring systems. This may be due to more hazards and heavier soil loads. When more strength is needed for the shoring systems, usually a combination of hydraulic supports, steal and heavy-duty plywood are used to prevent collapsing. These shoring solutions are usually combined with shielding systems to protect workers in case of a collapse.

2. Wood Beam and Steel Posts as An Affordable Shoring Solution

For residential and smaller commercial projects, more affordable shoring systems are often needed. The use of steel posts and timber beams are the most affordable solution for shoring. Steel posts are first driven into the ground and the timbers are added to hold soils in place. This is also a system that cuts time when there is not a need for more extensive shoring systems.  Using a post and beam system will help save you time and money on your project.

3. Grouting and Soil Nailing for A Long Term Structural Solution

Grouting and soil nailing are another type of solution that may be used for larger shoring needs. These systems use a combination of steel pins and concrete to hold the soil in place. Soil grouting and nailing systems are more permanent systems that are often used in civil engineering projects or left in place to reduce stress on a foundation once construction is completed. These systems are often more expensive, but they have many advantages and are a secure way of shoring soils to prevent collapses. They can also be structural elements that are part of completed foundations.

These are a few of the different types of shoring that can be used during the construction of a foundation. If you have a project that you are getting ready to start breaking ground on, contact a shoring service to help with these needs.