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PVC Sheet Piles

CeTeau PVC sheet piling systems are the new standard with many advantages compared to hard wood, concrete and steel sheet piling. Vinyl sheet piles are made of poly vinyl chloride also known as PVC, a material with excellent resistance to weather influences and it has a long service life. Moreover, the material will not be affected by natural matters occurring in the ground, rodents, and salt or fresh water. PVC sheet piling has a number of benefits over traditional steel timber or concrete piling: mainly, cost, durability, ease of handling and reduced environmental impact.

VINYL SHEET PILE INSTALLATION

There are a large number of techniques to drive vinyl sheet piles. The system used is largely depending on the circumstances. In some situations, particularly when short lengths of Plastic Piling are being installed, it can be inserted into the ground by hand using a maul and Pile Cap. This is often the case in peat land areas, where the ground conditions are more favorable. When installing longer lengths, or where the ground conditions are more difficult, a Piling Hammer should be used. Driving the sheet pile directly can be done with a standard pneumatic hammer or a light vibrator with or without a clamp. This system is only suitable for driving at light conditions and to a limited depth.

For heavy conditions and installation from 4 m up to 8 depth it is advisable to used a steel support sheet pile with exactly the same shape as the PVC profile. With the support harder soil can be penetrated and installation is speeded up because the hammer does not have to be disconnected from the steel guiding sheet pile.

ADVANTAGES

  • Does not rot or rust
  • Manufactured from recycled plastic
  • Resistant to the majority of chemicals
  • Not affected by salt water
  • Light weight, easy handling
  • Reduced impact on natural resources

DISADVANTAGES

  • Limited free standing height
  • Not reusable

INSTALLATION CRITERIA

  • Sheet pile length
  • Soil conditions
  • Obstructions
  • On shore or off shore
  • Water depth
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