What is the Difference Between Scaffolding & Shoring?
Scaffolding and shoring are both temporary structures built around buildings during construction, renovation, restoration, and repair projects. However, they are used in different applications and serve unique purposes.
What is Scaffolding?
Scaffolds serve as temporary work platforms for construction crews. They support people walking on them and keep materials close at hand, even when work is being completed dozens or hundreds of feet off the ground. Each layer of scaffolding may be added or removed as the project progresses. Ladders, stairs, or hoists may also be incorporated to help the workers move up and down.
Scaffolding is typically made of a steel and aluminum tube frame, with wood planks for workers to stand on. The frame may consist of vertical posts, longitudinal ledgers, transverse members to rest the planks on, and cross-bracing to stabilize it all. Tubular scaffolding is stronger, more durable, and more fire-resistant than timber frames that were once commonplace.
The main types of scaffolding include supported, mobile, suspended, mast climbing, cantilever, and modularized scaffolding. The style you should use depends on the application at hand.
What is Shoring?
Shoring is a system that supports a building while undergoing maintenance, repair, or construction work. Heavy-duty modular steel or timber components must be capable of sustaining great weight and pressure.
Shoring comes in three primary forms—raking, horizontal, and vertical.
Raking shoring prevents a bulging, leaning, or cracking wall from collapsing.
Horizontal shoring supports two parallel party walls.
Vertical shoring shores up the walls, floors, and roof above.
Structural shoring is a load-bearing apparatus. Work cannot begin until a supervisor signs off on the installation’s sturdiness and safety.
Scaffolding & Shoring Services
At Scaffold Resource, we provide both scaffolding and shoring solutions to our customers in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and beyond. Your construction crew’s safety is our top priority, so we’ll work closely with you to design and install a system that meets your needs. We carefully consider your structural requirements and load capacity specifications, allowing us to provide solutions for even the most challenging projects. Give us a call today at 301-924-7223 or contact us online to request scaffolding and shoring services in the DMV area.
Allow us to provide solutions for even the most challenging projects. Give us a call today at 301-924-7223 or contact us online to request scaffolding and shoring services in the DMV area.
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