Shaft Installation Basics
In microtunneling, pipe jacking, and operations a vertical shaft is constructed to the depth at which the tunnel must be bored. This shaft provides space for the boring machinery to be set up and pipe to be installed as the tunnel is bored.
Determination of the shaft design depends on several factors.
- Type and size of tunneling equipment to be used
- Tunneling method
- Size of any structures located at either end of the tunnel
- Geotechnical factors such as type of soil and groundwater
- Whether water tightness is required
Types Of Shaft Installation
The types of shaft installations available include liner plate, steel sheeting, ring beam, and soldier beam with lagging (usually wood). Shafts can be round, elliptical, square, or rectangular depending on the tunneling requirements.
More than one type of shaft installation method may work for a project. Safety and price are the main considerations when choosing which type of shaft installation is right for your project.
J & J Boring, Inc. – Experience, Knowledge And Value Engineering
Whether you need just a shaft installed or an entire boring project done, J & J Boring, Inc. has the experience and knowledge to handle your project. Since 1983 we have completed over 1000 projects safely, accurately and on time.
We specialize in horizontal boring and tunneling with casing diameters ranging from 12 inches to in excess of 12 feet. We have the tunnel boring equipment to meet your project’s requirements.
There are many different trenchless tunneling methods available today. Choosing the correct method for your project is important in order to have a safe, economical and successful tunneling project. J & J Boring, Inc. uses value engineering to help you plan the most efficient and economical method of completing your trenchless tunneling project.
If you’re looking for a quote on a shaft installation or a tunneling project, call us at 636-566-6766.