Trench Shoring Company Now Offers Composite Trench Covers for Driveways and Pedestrian Applications
LOS ANGELES, CA — For almost 50 years, Trench Shoring Company has been a supplier of steel trench plates to meet a range of heavy load requirements. However not all situations require steel plates. Trench Shoring Company has now added the Oxford Composite LowPro 15/10 Trench Covers to its trench plate product line. These covers deliver a light-weight, yet sturdy alternative for driveway and pedestrian trench cover applications.
Primarily a pedestrian- and light-vehicle rated product, the LowPro 15/10 trench cover is for sidewalks, driveways, and small trenches up to four feet long and 36 inches wide. The Oxford LowPro 15/10 Trench Cover takes seconds to install, requiring a two-person lift. The covers eliminate the need for heavy machinery, fitting in a pickup truck. Customers are providing positive feedback about how much they appreciate the new Oxford Composite LowPro covers, and are particularly enthusiastic about the ease of transport, simple installation, and ability to reuse the cover multiple times.
Manufactured with anti-trip beveled edges and an anti-skid textured surface molded into the plate, the covers are long-lasting over multiple uses, unlike single-use plywood. Additionally, gas vents and probe holes are designed into the product, which is also shock-resistant for added safety.
The Oxford LowPro Covers enable access and mobility for pedestrians and light-weight vehicles, making the covers ideal for both foot traffic and wheelchairs. The Infill Strip connects several covers in line, preventing drifting. The LowPro 15/10 composite cover’s patented Flexi-Edge system eliminates the need to anchor down or cold patch, also reducing trip hazards.
The LowPro covers a 36-inch trench accommodating 7,716 pounds of vehicle traffic, and 48 inches for pedestrian traffic up to 882 pounds. Specifications are: length: 59 inches; width: 39.3 inches; height: 1.3 inches; weight: 92.5-105.8 pounds.
Customers can use and reuse the covers, moving from one site or specific location to another. An additional advantage: the LowPro’s lower cost gives customers an option to purchase or rent the covers.
The Oxford LowPro satisfies other plating applications such as:
- Covering holes and small trenches next to a sidewalk
- Safe, sturdy surface for sporting events, especially if the ground is muddy
- Safe cover for below ground electrical and plumbing work
- Safe and easily deployed ground and floor covers for interior work in facilities or warehouses
“Our customers are constantly showing us additional uses for the LowPro covers," said Trench Shoring Company Sales Manager Barry Corea. "Their flexibility and versatility for small trench applications, ease of use, low weight, and ease of transporting is a real advantage for many projects.”
The Oxford LowPro trench plates are the latest product offering from Trench Shoring Company. The company's expert consultants are there to help guide projects, train teams, and ensure shoring equipment needs are met — starting with offering 13 standard and custom sizes of Trench Tops (trench plates), as well as Trench Shields, Hydraulic Shoring, SBH Slide Rail, and additional underground equipment.
For decades, the Southern California and Nevada construction industry has counted on Trench Shoring Company for its construction knowledge, complete inventory, and same-day service. The company produces same-day service from its 10 locations across Southern California, Bakersfield, Fresno, the San Joaquin Valley, and Las Vegas. Additionally, Trench Shoring Company’s Competent Person Training and Confined Space Entry Training meet all NUCA guidelines.