Back Propping

Description

Back propping is commonly used in construction and involves the replacement of concrete slab formwork with temporary props. This allows the slab to gain strength while construction continues on and around it, while formwork can be reused on additional slabs. 

 

Usage

Back propping improves efficiency by enabling construction on newly poured slabs and the re-use of concrete formwork sooner than would otherwise be possible. A structural engineer will generally specify that a new slab requires ongoing support until it has gained strength, as well as to reduce ‘creep’.

However, slab formwork can be removed and replaced with a series of props, allowing that formwork to be re-used on the next slab, or construction on top of the slab to continue. Back propping can be complex. It requires careful consideration of propping design and placement by a qualified engineer and correct process to be followed when removing formwork and installing props. Typical products used for back propping include Shore 400, trishores and acrow props

 

working with us

Do you need back propping or slab support on your next project? Shore Hire makes it easy for contractors with its comprehensive product range and unparalleled service and support. We stock proven, high quality equipment and accessories and can ensure reliable supply for any project size.

Need expert advice and service? Shore Hire’s experienced engineering, transport and rigging departments deliver a complete solution, which means you can focus on the job at hand.

Contact Shore Hire today on 1300 196 361 to speak with a member of our engineering team.  

Equipments used for Back Propping

Miranda
Miranda

Shore Hire provided an engineered solution consisting of hardwood sleepers as a timber base pad, a Shore 400 support tower and hydraulic jacks to

Roseville
Roseville

With the current upgrade to the Sydney rail network our Engineering division was employed to assist in delivering a solution to support an abutme

Ashfield
Ashfield

During the replacement of these high load bearing columns at Ashfield, Shorehire supplied three types of propping products to help carry out this

St Leonards
St Leonards

During this major reconstruction of Royal North Shore Hospital Shorehire supplied Tri Shore and Shore 1000 heavy duty propping systems to assist