Advantages of Vinyl Sheet Piling

Advantages of Vinyl Sheet Piling

  • Lightweight and easy to install with standard tools
  • Sheet piling is resistant to biological corrosion, rust, cracking, scratching, abrasion, seawater, damaging UV radiation
  • Exceptional durability, very good mechanical and strength parameters
  • Eco-friendly solutions: The product is made of recycled construction PVC and can be reused.
  • Connections are made along the sides, far from the highest load areas
  • Connections are virtually invisible, which guarantees a plain, attractive design
  • Unique, flat-surface design facilitates installation of our piles as compared to those of other types
  • Designed for easy forming of internal and external curves along the natural banks of water bodies

(This article comes from ThyssenKrupp Infrastructure editor released)

Marine Tie Rods

Many retaining structures such as wharfs and bridge abutments have significant retained heights. The incorporation of an anchor system provides additional support to reduce the loading, making the structure more feasible and economical. Tie rod systems are also known as deadman anchors and can be used within a wide range of retaining structures and materials.


Tie rods are manufactured in two forms; straight round tie bars, and tie bars with upset forged ends. Tie rods can be manufactured to any transportable length and extended by using couplers and turnbuckles.

Straight tie rods are simple anchors suitable for small loads where the thread is either cut or rolled onto the bar. The reduced core diameter of the thread in conjunction with notch effect makes this the weakest part of system.

Upset end tie rods have a forged end providing a greater range of connection designs to allow the full utilisation and more economic use of the main bar diameter. In the case of a threaded connection this is no longer the weakest point in the system, as the core diameter of the thread on the upset section is greater than unforged bar. Additional end treatments of upset end tie rods include a forged eye and spherical head.

Advantages of upset end tie rods:

  • Can withstand higher loads
  • Reduced weight and cost
  • Design flexibility through variability of ratios of shaft and thread diameter
  • Easy handling, packaging and transportation
  • Uniform elongation in the event of excessive loads
  • Wide range of connection options
  • Wide range of joint options

(This article comes from J Steel Australasia editor released)


Steel Pipe Piles are also designed to transfer structural loads through the foundation to soils below. Where H-Piles are typically classified as point bearing, Pipe Piles are most efficient as friction piles. Pipe Piles have substantial surface area that interacts with the surrounding soil to provide great frictional load resistance.

Pipe Piles are also used in conjunction with sheet piles to add lateral stiffness and bending resistance where loads exceed the capacity of sheet piles alone.

ERW Pipe Piling

Electric Resistance Weld (ERW) pipe is manufactured through individual sheets or from rolls of skelp.

DSAW Pipe Piling

Double Submerged Arc Weld pipe (DSAW) is created through a welding process in which the welding arc is immersed in flux at the time of welding. Double welds (both inside and outside the pipe) are required to manufacture this pipe, and generally each weld is completed separately.

Spiralweld Pipe

Spiralweld Pipe has a joint running along it’s entire length in a spiral form. Due to the manufacturing process, a wide variety of diameters can be produced.

(This article comes from R.W. CONKLIN STEEL editor released)


Besides hot rolled sheet piles Grand Piling supplies cold formed and cold rolled sheet piles. These sheet piles are designed and produced according to the customer’s specific demands. The dimensions, weight and technical specifications of these sheet piles can match the exact specifications which are required in the building- and project plans.



• Less material = lower weight per m²

• Larger effective width = fewer interlock seals

• Less sheet piles per wall ft = Less handling

• Suitable for smaller quantities

• Alternative to tropical hardwood or vinyl sheet piles

(This article comes from Meever & Meever editor released)

River dredging to reduce flood risk

20160219The Environment Agency is removing accumulated silts and sediments from the Old Bedford River at Salters Lode to reduce flood risk. PNL-160217-175200001

Three kilometres of the Old Bedford River is being dredged to reduce its risk of flooding.

The Environment Agency is removing accumulated silts and sediments from the river at Salter’s Lode.

Long reach excavators are being used from both sides of the river to dig out the material which is then placed on the river bank to dry, while 20m of steel sheet piling has also been installed in the crest of the embankment near Lakes Farm Pumping Station to repair a leak in the bank.

The Old Bedford River is 30km long and forms part of the Ouse Washes system, an important storage reservoir for flood waters from the Great Ouse river catchment.

(This article comes from Bedford Today editor released)

Forming foundations of America’s Cup village

20160217Sheet Piles ready to be assembled at the South Basin in Dockyard. (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

A huge cargo of steel piles has been unloaded in Dockyard as part of the South Basin project.

The piles will be drilled into the seabed to secure the reclaimed land that will form the foundations of the America’s Cup village.

The steelwork arrived in the West End last week on board the BBC Tennessee from Baltimore in the United States. Project managers expect to start driving the piles into the earth within the next couple of weeks.

Andrew Dias, the general manager of the West End Development Corporation, told The Royal Gazette that the project was “progressing well” and remained on time and on budget.

“The steel as well as the other infrastructure is now on site, although obviously not on the reclaimed land as the aggregate is still being spread out,” he said.

“We have taken delivery of 2.15 tonnes of steel piles, 1,726 sheet piles, 37 Y-shaped piles and 39 anchor piles.

“The steel work to create the perimeter is expected to take around eight weeks to complete, at which time a concrete cap will be added to the steel structure.”

(This article comes from editor released)