Vertical Shores

About Vertical Shores

The Vertishore is a lightweight compact easily installed shoring unit designed for short term use in relatively shallow trenches in stable non-water bearing ground conditions.

The units are designed to be installed from ground level by one man in a matter of seconds thus providing safe effective shoring without operatives having to enter an un-shored excavation. Each unit comprises two aluminium rails, expanded against the cut trench walls by a pair of interconnected hydraulic rams. The rams are expanded and pressured between the walls of the trench by a manually operated hand pump.


  • Light duty means of trench support
  • A quick and easy shoring method for stable, supportive soils
  • Can be installed from outside the trench
  • Secondary plywood panelling (not supplied) can be used to distribute the load


  Type A Type B
Rail Length (mm) 1500 2100
Minimum Excavation Width (mm) 450 450
Maximum Excavation Width (mm) 1600 1600
Clearance Below Cylinder (mm) 570 570
Typical Unit Weight (kg)* 27 34
Rail Working Load (kN/m)** 20 20

* Weights will vary with cylinder lengths used

** The cantilever effect of the shore rail under the lower ram is the limiting factor on uniformly distributed load ratings. The working axial load capacity of individual cylinders is 80kN

Technical Library

Vertishore Technical Literature

Vertishore Technical Literature

Technical Literature for the Vertishore support system.


Vertishore User Guide

Vertishore User Guide

Equipment User Guide for the Vertishore support system.