Hydraulic Vertical Shores is proudly owned and operated by Allen Trench Safety.

Frequently asked questions about our hydraulic shoring systems

At Hydraulic Vertical Shores, we’re committed to educating customers about our hydraulic shoring systems. From the benefits they offer over standard trench boxes to the fastest way to assemble them, we’ve collected a vast, unparalleled amount of information about our shoring systems. Of course, if you have a question that isn’t answered on this page, we encourage you to reach out to us via our contact page.

Hydraulic shoring systems offer a number of benefits over trench boxes. They are lightweight, easy to transport, cost-effective, and designed for use in jobs where utilities need to be crossed. To learn more about the benefits of our hydraulic vertical shores, please visit our “Features & Benefits” page.

Prep and assembly of your aluminum shoring systems is easy. Simply prepare and prime the pump can, then assemble and pressurize the cylinders. For an in-depth look at the assembly of our hydraulic vertical shores, please visit our “How It Works” page.

Trench boxes typically focus on protection and do not address the root cause of trench collapses. Hydraulic vertical shores are designed to prevent collapses. They compress the walls of the trench, creating pressure that aims to stabilize the walls.

Aluminum hydraulic shores have been around for forty years. In that time, they’ve been employed in thousands of projects and by countless contractors. Having stood the test of time, their popularity is growing as an effective, affordable alternative to trench boxes.