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Sloped Floor Shoring Systems

By Mike Donahue For this month’s article, I wanted to take a look at sloped floor shoring systems. Shoring systems can look complicated purely because of the number of components and steps involved in their construction. Remember the simple concept called the double funnel principle? The double funnel simply represents transferring the captured load from point A to point B, with point B representing the ground. Just because one shoring system looks different from another doesn’t mean it’s performing a different job. The theory in constructing a sloped floor shoring system isn’t any different from constructing a raker shore; it’s based purely on taking a load from point A to point B. If yo...

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