A New Chapter

 

A NEW CHAPTER

 

Introducing The Castec Arm and Continual Trenching System

An Innovative Approach

Based on years of professional experience and Intellectual Property in the shoring and earthworks business, Castec designed its Arm and Continuous Trenching System to solve the problems associated with underground shoring walls, beach erosion and sea walls, and foreshore erosion protection. The Trenching Arm works seamlessly and efficiently to complete jobs in record time.  It is faster, more reliable and more cost-effective than any other comparable product on the market today.

Experience Where It Counts

In the Shoring and Earthworks industries, experience is an important factor when determining success. That’s why Castec trusts only the most talented mechanical engineers, hydraulic engineers and specialised machine manufacturers to help develop its product. Even contracted firms, like Tony Molloy’s Xtracktor, which installs sand anchors, has over 45 years’ experience in the field. Castec boasts a team of capable veterans that offer the most specialised assistance in the industry.

Efficiency Comparison

SHORING OPTIONSSET-UP TIMEGROUND WATERVIBRATIONSTAGESCAPPING BEAMINSTALL TIME (COMPARED TO CASTEC)CONCRETE
CASTEC2 HOURSYESNIL1NO40MPA
CONTIGUOUS PILES1 DAYONLY BY AUGERNIL4YES50% MORE TIME15MPA
SECANT PILES1 DAYONLY BY AUGERNIL2YES60% MORE TIME15MPA
SOIL MIX5 DAYSYESNIL3YES60% MORE TIMESLURRY MIXED WITHIN GROUND MATERIAL
SHEET PILESHALF DAYYESYES1NO30% MORE TIMENIL
SHEET PILE + CONCRETE COVER + REOHALF DAYNO/ UNLESS DE-WATERYES4YES70% MORE TIMESHOTCRETE

Is Time Important?

  • Install rate 1.lm x 6M Deep Wall in two minutes
  • No capping beams
  • Wall finished as soon as it’s installed
  • Less time to install anchors (three meter center, no walers)
  • Cast a wall into water charged ground without loss of concrete

Is Cost Important?

  • Less set up costs – the day we arrive is the day we start pouring
  • Fewer installation costs – only one stage
  • No shotcrete
  • No capping beam
  • 40 MPA concrete poured directly by a pump from truck to the machine

Unprecedented Efficiency

The Castec Trenching arm can cast 1,000 square meters of wall within 3 days compared to 10-45 days using a competing system.

Cost-Effective

In construction, time is money. Completing jobs faster and more reliably will pad your bottom line.

Dependable

Simplified mechanics (40% less parts) create less room for errors, breakages and downtime. Get the job done right every time with Castec.

Practical Design

Castec is simple by design and compatible with most excavators. With back up parts that are easy to fix and replace, Castec can be used almost anywhere with minimal capital expenditure.

Environmentally Superior

Reduced time on site, less building materials and less energy input ensure a reduction in pollution, waste and overall environmental impact.

Superior Wall Finish

Our finished product does not require any further labour to fill voids commonly left in the wall from traditional systems.

Where Castec Can Be Used

  • Retaining walls for Basement carparks – particularly in unstable soils
  • Suitable for both single and double height basements
  • Retaining walls, foundation walls and basement wall systems
  • Mine shafts and tunnel portals
  • Flood levee bank raising projects
  • Revetment walls for canals
  • Foreshore erosion protection
  • Trench shoring for underground services
  • Service tunnels – hospitals/race tracks
  • Canal construction
  • Beach erosion and sea walls
  • Underground water tanks
  • Cut off walls for contaminated sites
  • Road work retaining walls
  • Ground stabilization
  • Foundation walls on slip slopes
  • Packaged with Helcon Screw Piles for load bearing walls

Tanked Basement for Underground Car Parks

The Castec Shoring Wall System is ideal when a basement car park is below the water table and the basement needs to be watertight. The solid concrete Castec wall can be install in the water charged ground without dewatering so the basement area can be enclosed with the Castec wall.The dewatering can then be installed inside the shoring walls for the construction of the basement slab in dry conditions. It also creates a

The dewatering can then be installed inside the shoring walls for the construction of the basement slab in dry conditions. It also creates a cutoff wall to lessen the effect of dewatering on the adjoining properties.

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