Vinyl PVC Sheet Piles for Water Control Solution in Civil Engineering
Vinyl sheet piles is an effective earth retention and excavation support construction material. The interlocking sheet piles also offer considerable resistance against water seepage.
Vinyl sheet piles or PVC sheet piles are effective alternative to steel sheet piling for vinyl bulkhead, vinyl seawall and cutoff walls. They are also superior to alternative materials like concrete and wood. The main advantage of vinyl sheet piles is the superior corrosion resistance when exposed to seawater, where no oxidation occurs. Vinyl sheet piles are also highly resistant to marine borers which make it superior to wooden solutions.
Advantages & Applications
Vinyl sheet piles also known as synthetic sheet piling, plastic sheet piles, PVC sheet piles are becoming increasingly popular for the construction of bulkheads, seawalls, cut-off and containment barriers due to their:
50+ year design life - Due to its superior corrosion resistance
Cost Efficiency - both from installation and long term cost savings Consistent Appearance - Wood fades, paint chips and steel rusts with time.Vinyl sheet piles don't have this problem UV Resistance - The PVC material can be engineered to be resistant to the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. Not Affected by Marine Borers - Small mollusks or crustaceans in the ocean can cause devastating effects over a period of time to traditional timber piling. Vinyl sheet piles offers an attractive alternative that is unaffected by these organisms. Easy Installation - Vinyl sheet piles do not swell like wood.Compared to steel sheet piles, it can be up to 40 times lighter per square meter making it much easier to handle.