Over the last couple of years, slide rail systems have become a preferable option as they have many more pros than cons. Generally, a slide rail system is a versatile set of equipment that you may utilize to for shoring anything from a pit to a large excavation area that may be posing a number of difficulties when it comes to utilities, characteristics of the soil ad overhead clearance. They save funds, need less time for installation, maximize safety and minimize any disruptions.
There is a great reason why these systems keep growing in terms of popularity especially for those jobs that are larger and much more complex. These systems have a modular nature gets rid of most of the productivity and safety issues that are usually associated with other methods such as tight sheeting, wood shoring, beam and plate systems, trench shields and other trench solutions.
As an alternative to conventional sheeting methods, these systems are usually made up of vertical steel posts and steel panels which look like the walls of a trench box. These panels are slid into the posts resulting in a pit system that is four-sided.
Installation of slide rail systems involve using a dig and push method whereby the posts and panels are gradually pushed into the pit while the site gets excavated. The deeper you dig the site, the deeper you can push the slide rail system. Due to the fact that this system is installed in a gradual manner, it ensures trench wall loss is minimal. In addition to this, it can be used in a variety of arrangements.
There are many benefits to slide rail systems. The main benefit is its budget friendly nature. This systems are extremely cheap to the point that you can save up to 50 % of your funds as compared to other forms of trenching such as trench shielding. They also save greatly on manpower making it very convenient to install them.
In addition to this, they are quite flexible. This means that they can be used for any configuration you can possibly choose. They are highly adaptable to modular components making it easy to install unique designs efficiently and quickly.
In case there are any unforeseen underground obstacles, slide rails ease the quick and safe installation of protective systems around these obstacles. This makes it much easier to work around the unforeseen obstacles and continue with your work as planned.