Sheet piling are made in a number of materials. The material chosen depends upon a number of factors including both strength and environmental requirements. The designer must consider the possibility of material deterioration and its effect on the structural integrity of the system.
Steel sheet piles are long structural sections with a vertical interlocking system that creates a continuous wall. The walls are most often used to retain either soil or water.
Vinyl sheet pile has provided a cost-effective and sustainable building material for seawalls and other sheet piling structures that can be installed easier and provide a long service-life without toxic coatings or preservatives. Vinyl sheet piling is corrosion resistant, UV resistant and impervious to marine worm activity which has made it the top choice for engineers and contractors worldwide.
FRP sheets are manufactured using the latest pultrusion technologies, allowing manufacturers to incorporate more high-strength glass fibers than other technologies. They also produce a more consistent shape, thickness, and dimensional tolerances.