Why Shoring Is Important for Construction Safety

For construction projects, shoring is one of the most important safety features on the job site. Shoring can be used in several different capacities on construction sites, depending on the type of job at hand. At Scaffold Resource, we offer a variety of different kinds of shoring and can assist with planning, installation, and ongoing shoring safety concerns for the duration of your project. Here is a look at just a few of the reasons that shoring is important for construction safety.


Prevent Trenching Collapse

If you are doing a project that requires trenching, shoring is a must for the safety of your crew. Any kind of trenching, regardless of how strong you think the ground material is, is prone to collapsing, which can bury employees and make it possible for them to get out. There have been many instances in the past in which trenching collapses have cost workers their lives. Shoring is an easy and effective solution to protect your employees who are working in trenching. Our team can help you understand what kind of shoring you need for your kind of trenching, and how to set it up in the safest way possible.


Support Walls During Repairs

Often, construction repairs and renovations involve doing work on walls that provide support to the building. Shoring can help to support these walls during the work process, so that they stay standing and they don’t allow the rest of the building to collapse. Shoring can relieve the load being supported by the masonry wall so that the structural integrity of the building is not compromised. This is particularly important in renovations on historical sites.


When you need shoring of any kind, Scaffold Resource can help. Contact us today with your questions about shoring rentals in Washington, D.C., as well as other services, by dialing (301) 924-7223.