Sheet piles are designed to interlock with each other. They are installed in sequence along the planned excavation perimeter. When arranged together, they form a wall for permanent or temporary earth support, along with anchors to provide extra lateral support.
When construction is taking place in a confined space, then temporary walls are used to prevent cave-ins; offering protection to the workers working in the vicinity of the area.
Sheet piling is used as permanent walls as they provide stability and durability to the interior walls (especially basement walls).
Sheet Piling is also used:
- To prevent floods to structures close to shorelines.
- To protect foundations from water damage.
- To support excavations for parking structures, basements, foundations, pump houses, and to construct cofferdams, seawalls and bulkheads.