Steel Trench Boxes

Trench work falls under the category of “perilous work” due to its unstable nature. Although, it doesn’t have to be this way. With Benchmark Shoring’s steel trench boxes, you can eliminate more than half the risk. This is because, our steel plates shield your workers from the possibility of a cave-in. As a result of the box system, even unstable soil is held tight by our plates.

Benchmark steel trench boxes come in all different sizes. In addition, we can provide them with your specifications if needed. Don’t miss out on the chance to improve safety and efficiency. More importantly, start your project the right way!

Excavation and underground utility contractors recognize Benchmark as hefty supplier of building materials for their trench shielding needs. We pride ourselves in excellence and quality, providing the widest selection of OSHAapproved trench boxes. Our steel trench boxes come with professional engineer certified and stamped tabulated data.

Steel Trench Box

Titan Series Trench Shields

Titan Series Trench Shields

Titan Series Trench Shields

Titan Series Trench Shields

How They Work?

What is a Trench Box?

A trench box is typically comprised of two fabricated steel or aluminum panels, commonly referred to as side walls, separated by a series of pipe at each end of the assembly. The trench box is designed to save lives in the trenches by providing a safe working area when performing pipe repairs or laying sewer and waterline pipe.

When is a Trench Box Required?

OSHA requires excavation 5’ or deeper in depth to have shoring or shielding to protect workers in the trench and, at times, stabilize the surrounding soil to avoid undermining nearby structures.

Are job built Trench Boxes Allowed?

The simple answer is no. Every trench box on the jobsite needs to have engineering calculations behind it and tabulated data to go along with it that will need to be readily available for any OSHA inspection.

Steel Trench Box