Sheet piles are flat shaped sections of material with interlocking edges which are driven into the ground to provide earth retention and excavation support. They may be used temporarily or permanently as walls or structures. Sheet piles can be installed in a pre-planned sequence around the excavation perimeter to support large construction projects. Or, sheet piles can be used as part of the structure themselves such has permanent sheet pile walls found commonly in underground garages. Sheet piling provides an excellent waterproof building material with an exceptional service life. Used sheet piling is an excellent choice for contractors to save costs especially when constructing temporary structures.
How does sheet piling work?
The premise is long narrow interlocking sheets, usually handled as pairs, are driven in the ground with vibratory hammers. The interconnected sheets form a wall. Different shapes and thicknesses of material help to define the different uses and load characteristics.
Why do you use sheet piling?
Sheet piling is used when construction is taking place in a confined area. It provides protection from cave-ins until a permanent foundation can be built. Sheet piling can be used to prevent flooding, protect structures near the coastline, and save soils from erosion. Sheet piling is often used in support of excavation, parking structures, basements, foundations, pump houses, and to construct cofferdams, seawalls, and bulkheads.
What are the advantages of using sheet piles?
Sheet piles are relatively light weight and easy to handle. Sheet piling is reusable and has a very long service life. Sheet piling comes in many different lengths and specifications making it easily adaptable to your construction projects. Sheet piling joints are designed withstand high pressure and are waterproof in most applications. Sheet piling requires very little maintenance.
What are the advantages to USED Sheet Piling?
Lower Costs! Professor Bamm say it's like selling $5 bills for 3 bucks! Especially for temporary structures you should save money with used sheet piling. Call M.T. Kaye today and let them know what you are working on.