Foundation shoring methods are the backbone of the earth retention industry. Permanent methods can include soldier piles and shotcrete, pre-cast concrete panels and vertical steel beams and/or steel sheet piling. Depending on the soil conditions and specification requirements, the methods applied can be driven into place or installed into drilled shafts and backfilled with concrete. Permanent/Temporary ground anchors are also used to assist with the retention capacities in less competent grounds.
Temporary shoring methods can include ground anchors, shotcrete, timber lagging and drainage in the construction of high rise buildings, basements and roads. Other temporary shoring methods include the use of sprayed fibrecrete to stabilise tunnels, trenches and excavations. Ground anchors are regularly used as a temporary measure to control loadings during the construction period.
Permanent shoring utilises the temporary measures above but are constructed to meet and exceed specification for longer lasting asset life.
SSS offer clients the complete package in shoring solutions in order to minimise construction costs and safely complete infrastructure projects