Temporary propping installers can overcome problems in both existing structures and new builds, ensuring stability by designing the right support. It is common to require this as a lot of work includes elements of lifting, sliding or replacing. Solutions can also help to meet time constraints.
There are many types of temporary propping solutions available, all designed for an array of applications. A hydraulic jack is conventional and can hold up to 1000 tonnes. These are excellent for uneven surfaces, as the swivel head can accommodate misalignments. The locking system can also withstand unforeseen movement once in place; ensuring safety at all times. These jacks are particularly good for bridge deck jacking.
Flat jacks are another kind of jack that can be used in both permanent and temporary circumstances, with a holding range of up to 1000 tonnes. This jack includes 2 steel plates which are joined to a rim. It is then inflated, therefore exerting force and pushing the plates apart. These are most suitable for small gaps.
Keeping this in mind, there are some considerations to be made before any jacking is carried out due to some issues that can happen. Some of the issues include:
– Failure of the structure
– Bearings have suffered corrosion
– Any movement close to supports
– Traffic concerns.
Additionally, there are things to consider in instances of bridge jacking; the possibility of reducing disruption always needs to be investigated, as well as the initial concept of the jacking structure. As cars will still be using the structure, heavy loaded vehicles need to be taken seriously.
Being dedicated temporary propping installers, Denon Construction can provide innovative, flexible solutions for many applications. We are experienced in the building, construction and demolition industries, therefore our client’s are at an advantage.
If you require our expertise, particularly with propping or jacking services, please get in contact with us today.