SOLDIER PILE SYSTEMS
Soldier pile systems are a type of shoring system used in construction to provide temporary or permanent support to excavations or slopes. They consist of vertical steel or concrete columns, known as “soldier piles,” placed at regular intervals along the excavation or slope, and horizontal support members, such as timber lagging, steel or concrete beams, or shotcrete, that span between the soldier piles.
Soldier pile systems are typically used in situations where the excavation or slope needs to be supported in order to prevent soil movement, landslides, or collapses. They may be used for a variety of applications, including:
- Trench excavation: Soldier pile systems can be used to support trench excavations for utilities, pipelines, or other underground structures.
- Building foundation excavation: Soldier pile systems can be used to support foundation excavations for buildings or other structures.
- Slope stabilization: Soldier pile systems can be used to stabilize slopes that are at risk of collapsing or sliding.
- Retaining walls: Soldier pile systems can be used to support the construction of retaining walls.
Soldier pile systems are a versatile and cost-effective solution for providing temporary or permanent support to excavations or slopes. They can be designed to suit a wide range of soil conditions and excavation depths, and can be quickly installed and removed, making them a popular choice for construction projects of all types and sizes. It is important to work with a licensed and experienced engineer to design and implement a soldier pile system that is appropriate for the specific site and application.