ICON hydraulic shoring

November 2013, Vol. 68 No. 11

ICON offers lightweight aluminum hydraulic shoring as one of the safest, most versatile means and methods of shoring even the most difficult excavation.

Typically one worker can safely and effectively shore a trench as quickly as it is excavated, allowing the excavator to operate at full digging capacity. Active preloading of trench walls maintains the vertical trench sides, preventing soil from moving or collapsing inward.

The best jobsites for use with vertical shores are those with limited working room or where spot bracing is needed around existing utilities. Vertical shores are also commonly used in conjunction with trench boxes or other conventional shoring methods. When conditions indicate sloughing or raveling of the trench walls then you may use OSHA approved plywood, finform and similar sheeting in conjunction with the vertical shores. In more stable ground conditions, vertical shores can be used directly against the trench face. 800.836.5011, iconjds.com