“A strut is a structural member which resists the deformations of the walls of a construction pit before the concrete slab is made, without interfering with the zone beyond the job site.” That’s how engineers Grégory Laurent and Vincent Parisel define it. They both work in the Engineering department at Franki Foundations.
“Struts can be made from concrete, wood, or – in this case – steel. The use of struts is a solution offered when ground anchors are not an option, usually because of the presence of adjacent buildings or infrastructure or for administrative reasons (permits). This excavation support solution also makes it possible to do away with the issue of watertightness in the short and long term, when installing anchors under the level of the water table.”