Sheet piles are sections of sheet materials with interlocking edges. They are driven into the ground to provide retention and excavation support. Most commonly, and as the name suggests, they are made of steel, but they can also be formed from timber or reinforced concrete.
Sheet piling structures suit many different purposes and as no construction design is the same, our sheet piling engineers provide expert advice and guidance on your construction project. Sheet piling offers a more cost-effective solution to other methods and comes with the added benefit of requiring no curing time before excavation work can begin.
Sheet piling is used wherever a wall is needed to retain soil or water, for example. Sheets are driven into position using a vibration or hammer driven piling machine. The sheets interlock with each other, which makes them quite versatile and suitable for a variety of different uses.
Once they have been arranged together, the sheet piles can be used as permanent or temporary earth support. If the ground conditions are too hard, particularly in colder climates, impact hammers can be used when installing sheet piles into position.