What Is a Slide Rail Shoring System?

Shoring systems are used during excavations in order to reinforce trench walls and prevent cave-ins. Slide rail shoring is a type of modular component shoring system that’s used in place of driven tight sheeting or build-in-place timber shoring systems. Slide rail shoring is unique in that it employs a “dig and push” installation method that allows for quick, efficient setup. Furthermore, this dig and push method can reduce cave-ins and trench collapse that might occur during the excavation, and which is common in other excavation methods.

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What are the Benefits of Slide Rail Shoring?

Slide rail shoring is a durable, modular component system that allows workers to push the system in place while digging the excavation to depth. Due to its design, the components of a slide rail shoring system require only smaller, more accessible machines during installation and removal than those needed to dig the same excavation using tight sheeting or trench shields. Furthermore, the individual components of a slide rail system are lighter and easier to handle than large trench shields.

Slide rail shoring systems can be used for a wide range of applications and provide enhanced safety for both personnel and those in nearby structures. When used properly, these systems allow for exceptional pipe clearance and large free span work zones. Rolling carts can be moved up and down the spreader assemblies as needed for the placement of equipment, and to change the free span work zone provided by the system.

Slide rail systems allow for flexibility, especially when encountering crossing utilities or underground obstacles. Many of the components of these systems are designed to allow for safe and quick installation of protective systems around such obstacles so that a project can continue without large time delays or costly disruptions. When compared to traditional tight sheeting, sloping or complex trench shield assemblies, a slide rail shoring system:

  • Controls and prevents ground sagging and collapse

  • Provides more clearance than standard trench shields

  • Minimizes site repair costs

  • Enables the use of smaller, more common size excavators

  • Decreases the overall time needed to install and remove installation the system

Where Should Slide Rail Shoring Be Used?

Slide rail shoring systems are designed for a wide range of applications. These systems can be used on a variety of job sites, including:

  • Tank installations

  • Restricted areas

  • Areas with poor soil conditions

  • Areas that are sensitive to vibration

  • Near rail roads

  • Soil remediation

  • Bore pits

  • Pump stations

  • Cast-in-place

  • Linear pipeline runs

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