Temporary Propping Systems
The nature of concrete cutting and drilling services is that we spend a lot of time working on structures which are being remodelled or renovated in some way. When making alterations to a building, it is always of critical importance that the work carried out causes no damage, however slight, to the rest of the structure. With this in mind, we always use temporary propping systems when we are carrying out any cutting or drilling work which may affect the building structurally.
A ‘structural opening’ is a gap cut in a load bearing wall, or other structural element of the building. When making a structural opening, temporary support is always required as the load which is resting on the wall must be transferred to the ground by another means. A temporary propping system uses metal and wooden elements to construct a framework to bear the weight, the work is completed. This work usually involves the cutting of the opening, the insertion of a lintel or steel, and the building back of the wall. When all this is finished, the structure can once again support itself and the temporary support can be removed.
At Diamond Drilling UK, we leave nothing to chance when it comes to temporary support. Our experience has taught us that it can be difficult to judge the stability of a structure before starting work, and that using temporary prop support as a precautionary measure is always the best bet if there are any doubts. We always erect our own temporary support props before we start the job, all you as the customer need to do is to make sure the area is clear and watch the transformation take place. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information on this or any of our other services.