Shoring, Propping and Bracing

Shoring, Propping and Bracing

Our team of specialised workers are proficient in providing remedial work as well as structural engineering services. We offer shoring, propping and bracing for most projects to provide safety measures for both the structure and its surrounds. Forms of propping are commonly used as a temporary solution to supporting vulnerable structures, as well as an emergency solution due to landslides, car damage and retaining wall collapses.

 

Why is it needed?

 

Any building can face unexpected damage from natural causes and freak accidents. Shoring, propping and bracing creates a temporary support of the main structure to prevent further damage and create a safer environment for those around it. Damaged buildings are instantly weakened and can be a serious danger to residents and buildings in the surrounding area.  Appropriate supports provide structural support during remedial work to ensure the situation can be accessed and solved without any risk of collapse.

 

How does it work?

 

Shoring

Shoring is commonly used to support the structure of a trench-like environment. Shoring is designed to prop up the interior walls of a trench and prevents land masses to move into an excavated space. Timber panels and steel braces line the inside of an excavated space and ensure work can be carried out without interruption of land mass.

 

Propping

Propping is used to stabilise load-bearing masses, such as flooring and ceilings. Visually similar to scaffolding, propping uses a series of beams and and columns to support a structure during emergencies and construction.

 

Bracing

Bracing is commonly used in construction sites by supporting a wall using an angle prop that is fixed and weighted to the ground. Raking shoring is the most common way to provide bracing to a wall, as it supports existing structures that want to be retained.

 

We offer emergency propping, shoring and bracing on sites. Contact us for immediate assistance.