Sheet piling retains soil, using steel sheets with interlocking edges. Our standard trench sheets & sheet piles are supplied in 1.2m, 2.4m, 3.0m & 4.0m lengths although other lengths are available upon request. Sheet piles are installed in sequence to design depth along the planned excavation perimeter or seawall alignment. The interlocked sheet piles form a wall for permanent or temporary lateral earth support with reduced groundwater inflow.
Vibratory hammers are typically used to install sheet piles. If soils are too hard or dense, an impact hammer can be used to complete the installation. At certain sites where vibrations are a concern, the sheets can be hydraulically pushed into the ground.
- Effective Width = 408mm
- Depth = 50.0mm
- Thickness = 6.0mm
- Cross sectional area per sheet = 19.8cm2
- Steel grade = S275JR