Shoring Systems in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, DRC Congo, Mozambique, Zambia, and the rest of the East African region.
A shoring system is a temporary structure used to support a building, excavation, or other structure during construction, repair, or maintenance. The purpose of a shoring system is to prevent the collapse of the structure while work is being done, by providing temporary support to the existing structure.
Shoring systems can take many forms depending on the specific requirements of the project. Some common types of shoring systems include:
- Timber Shoring: This is the most basic type of shoring, where timber beams are used to support the structure.
- Steel Shoring: This type of shoring uses steel beams or hydraulic jacks to support the structure.
- Soldier Pile and Lagging Shoring: This type of shoring involves drilling holes into the ground and inserting steel beams, or soldier piles, into the holes. Wood planks, or lagging, are then placed between the piles to provide support.
- Hydraulic Shoring: This type of shoring uses hydraulic jacks to support the structure.
Shoring systems are an essential part of construction and engineering projects, as they help to ensure the safety of workers and the stability of structures. Proper design, installation, and maintenance of shoring systems are critical to ensuring their effectiveness and safety.
- Design and Engineering: This service involves the design and engineering of the shoring system to ensure that it is safe, efficient, and cost-effective. Our engineers will assess the soil conditions, excavation depth, and other factors to create a custom shoring plan for each project.
- Equipment Rental: Shoring system service providers often offer equipment rental services, including hydraulic shoring, slide rail systems, and steel plates. These services provide contractors with the necessary equipment to safely and efficiently shore up excavation sites.
- Installation and Removal: Shoring system service providers can install and remove the shoring equipment from the excavation site. This ensures that the shoring system is installed correctly and safely and that it is removed in a timely and efficient manner.
- Safety and Training: Shoring system service providers can offer safety training for construction workers, including proper use of shoring equipment, excavation safety protocols, and emergency response procedures.
- Inspection and Maintenance: Shoring system service providers can provide regular inspection and maintenance services to ensure that the shoring system is in good condition and safe to use. These services can help to identify and address potential problems before they become more serious.
- Basement construction: Shoring systems are often used during the construction of basements to prevent the walls from collapsing. The shoring system is installed before excavation begins, and it supports the walls until the foundation is poured.
- Tunneling: Shoring systems are used in tunnel construction to support the walls and ceiling of the tunnel. This allows workers to excavate the tunnel safely without the risk of collapse.
- Bridge repair: When bridges need repair work, shoring systems are used to support the weight of the bridge while the repair work is being done. This prevents the bridge from collapsing and ensures the safety of workers and pedestrians.
- Pipeline construction: Shoring systems are often used in pipeline construction to support the trench walls while the pipeline is being installed. This prevents the trench from collapsing and ensures the safety of workers.
- Building renovation: When renovating existing buildings, shoring systems can be used to support the structure while the renovation work is being done. This is particularly useful when the renovation involves removing load-bearing walls or other structural components.