Sheet Pile Types and Applications

Sheet Pile Types

In addition to steel sheet piles and vinyl composite piles, fibreglass sheet piles, light-gauge aluminium sheet piles, pre-cast concrete sheet piles and timber piles are other types of sheet piles. The term sheet piling refers to any retaining wall type a) which installed into the ground by driving or pushing, rather than pouring or injecting, and b) is relatively thin in cross-section and low in weight so that the wall’s weight does not assist in the wall’s stability.

The modern sheet piling industry is a little more than 100 years old with perhaps the most important changes in type and selection of products occurring since the early 1970’s. Sheet piling have been used in a wide variety of applications, especially marine bulkheads and retaining walls where space is limited. In addition to these, a special type of retaining wall is the cellular cofferdam, which used extensively for both temporary and permanent structures.

As global construction projects become more complex, especially large infrastructures, advanced construction methods and materials become more important. Sheet Piles are no exception. As a consequence, a basic introduction to Sheet Piles essential for key players in the Construction Industry properly informed about Engineering, Value, and Applications.

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What are the Sheet Pile Types and Applications Scope?

In a wide range of temporary and permanent applications, sheet piles serve as retaining walls.

Temporary sheet piles are necessary for cofferdams. And other temporary works in order to allow deep excavation and construction below ground and water levels. These piles easily removed for reuse once the project finished. Permanent sheet piles, mainly made of steel, used as a retaining wall for various structures including quay walls, bridge abutments, underground storage tanks, basements, and underground car parks. Steel sheet piles are the most popular type due to their high strength and easy installation. These vary in cross-section and shape, either hot-rolled or cold-rolled/cold-formed. To extend their durability against corrosion, they usually installed with protective coating or cathodic protection.

Vinyl sheet pile is the preferred option for marine applications. And environments with heavy loads due to its cost-effectiveness, durability, and recyclability. Wooden sheet piles used mainly for light structures subject to cave-ins, however treatments required to slow deterioration. Precast concrete sheet piles have attractive aesthetic appeal. But may be difficult to install and generate a large amount of disruption when driving involved. They often used in both fresh water and saltwater settings with the help of dead man configurations.

Aluminum sheet piles from IBC Metal Group are both recyclable and durable, boasting resistance to corrosion from air, water, extreme temperatures and chemicals. Although more expensive than other options. The singularly expansive range features over 15 series and 400 profiles of hot rolled, cold rolled and cold formed sheets in various steel grades and production standards. The IBC design has been tried and tested for over 30 years across every continent – even Antarctica!

A strong commitment to delivery timelines. As well as repeat customer satisfaction, make IBC the leading supplier of Sheet Piles worldwide. Structures such as port and harbours, river revetments, retaining walls, cutoff walls, slope protection, and cofferdams are among the applications. Contact a representative at an IBC office near you for expert advice on choosing the right sheet pile for your project.

IBC Metal Group provide all kinds of steel products. Not only sheet piles, but also construction material. No matter what kinds of steel products you need in your project, contact with IBC Group Expert. We will provide you our best service. Waiting for your news!

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