Z-shaped sheet piles

Z-shaped sheet piles are called Zs because the single piles are shaped roughly like a horizontally stretched Z. The interlocks are located as far away from the neutral axis as possible to ensure good shear transmission and increase the strength-to-weight ratio. Z piles are the most common type of sheet pile in North America and can be used in a wide variety of applications. Retaining walls, cofferdams, parking garages, environmental barrier walls, and bulkhead walls for ports are just a few of their varied uses.

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PZC™ – Lighter, Wider, Stronger

Z-Profiles, with their optimum distribution of material, are the most efficient sheet piling sections available for bending strength. With the interlocks located on the outer fibers of the wall — rather than at the center line, as is the case with Arch or U-Profile sheet piling sections – the wall designer is assured of the published section modulus. The PZC™ Z-Profile is the optimal section for weight and strength, coupled with driveability.

PZC™ profiles are named for their strength in metric designations. For example, PZC 18 has a Section Modulus of 1,800 cm3/meter. PZC™ profiles should always be the designer’s first choice in order to provide the end user a highly efficient ratio of section modulus to weight.

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Z profile steel sheet piles

Z profile steel sheet piles are call Z because one single sheet pile stands like the letter. Cold formed sheet pile through a series of rollers, along the entire length of the profile gradually forming. Z-shaped steel sheet pile may be the thinnest thickness of only 3mm. 15 years ago, the cold-rolled steel sheet pile manufacturer only in Europe, and now most of the steel sheet pile is manufactured in China, especially in some large size. Like all other cold-rolled metal sheet pile, Z plate piles can be produced in any possible width, height, thickness, for example, steel sheet pile OZ, PAZ sheet piles, sheet piles all other specifications and dimensions and the like. The maximum thickness of cold-rolled steel sheet pile Z type is 16mm.

First to alert the steel sheet pile design and calculation, our factories can adjust process parameters depending on size and specifications, and calculate the total cost. In Asia, U-shaped steel sheet pile is still the most commonly used, is now the construction of the pier, deep foundations, seawalls, bulkheads are required ž size. Now, in Europe, especially Western Europe, steel sheet piling contractor like ž profile. HZ combined wall, OZ sheet piles and tubular composite wall in all Z-type products.

The advantages of our business

1. Excellent performance and high tensile strength. Interlocking away from the neutral axis, which is good for cold rolled interlock protection, higher strength and lower material weight-optimized profiles.

2. The ability to save steel in the economy. Compared with a U-shaped steel sheet pile, Z-shaped steel sheet pile always has a smaller weight, when part of the modulus are similar, we can produce a length up to 50 meters, and a thickness of up to 16mm, different width and height, with more than 200 kinds of steel sheet piles of different sizes.

3.Z sectional sheet pile driver is usually installed in welding or shrinkage double the width of which will give a larger system, compared to the U-shaped profile sheet piles which also means less handling and installation time. A small number per meter interlock is good water tightness.

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The Best Value in Vinyl Seawalls

Vinyl sheet piling has been a solution of choice for protecting coastal land from erosion since the mid-1990’s. It is a proven product, and millions of feet of shoreline bordering oceans, canals, lakes, streams and ponds has been protected by vinyl sheet piling. It is an attractive, functional product that can add value to any waterfront property. Tidewall is also used effectively as flood walls, either free-standing or to raise the height of existing dikes. Or as cut-off walls, controlling the subterranean movement of water to prevent the undercutting of above-ground structures. Many applications that have used steel sheet piling, wood, or concrete in the past can be converted to Tidewall vinyl sheet piling, resulting in a permanent, high quality wall for a significantly lower cost than these alternatives.

Thicker, Deeper, Stronger

Tidewall vinyl seawalls offer the best value among vinyl seawall suppliers. The structural performance of a seawall is directly tied to the quality and dimensions of each extruded sheet. Tidewall uses only 100% window grade UV stabilized PVC compound throughout the seawall. Window grade PVC is the best quality PVC compound for producing seawall; far better than siding, fence, or pipe grade in terms of UV stability and impact resistance. Tidewall seawalls are deliberately designed to be slightly thicker and slightly deeper than competitive alternatives. This gives added performance and structural strength to a Tidewall seawall.

More Affordable

While other seawall suppliers are offering thinner, less structurally strong products to cut costs, Tidewall has vertically integrated. We control all aspects of the manufacturing process, keeping our costs low. As a result, Tidewall can provide high quality vinyl sheet piling products at a very affordable price.

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Vinyl sheet piling installation

Technical specifications of usage

The use of plastic sheet piling by construction companies must be always conducted on the basis of the documentation,
provided by the manufacturer, which has been developed in accordance with current regulations, norms and approved
according to official procedures. All flood or retaining wall systems based on the offered solution should be constructed in
compliance with Pietrucha’s recommendations as well as professional designer’s guidelines to achieve maximum
durability, reliability and safety.

Installation requirements

The works require the use of special tools and equipment and must be conducted by qualified personnel of companies
specializing in civil and water engineering and construction. The installation of PVC sheet piles must also comply with the
project as well as fitting manual prepared by the manufacturer. Pietrucha is not responsible for any defects, which might
result from incorrect application and/or installation.

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Retaining Wall Cost Factors

While the material, height and length will contribute more than anything, there are other remote factors that can increase or decrease your retaining wall cost:


Sadly, some areas of the country see more extreme weather than others, ranging from tropical storms to earthquakes. If you live in such a location, your retaining wall may require greater structural reinforcement and extensive waterproofing, both of which increase the cost to build a retaining wall.


Certain landscapes and existing retaining walls require more excavation. For example, it’s much easier to remove dirt if no retaining wall is present versus replacing an existing wall with stone and boulders already in place. If you have a retaining wall and want to save some cash on a masonry pro, remove as much of the old wall as possible.

Type of Soil

All soils were not created equal. Some soils can hold more water, while others are only ideal for very short retaining walls. In addition, bedrock, used for taller walls, can drive up your total cost.

To get a brief idea of your soil costs, refer to our soil delivery task estimator.


Some homeowners install steps for their retaining walls. Whether it’s a safety precaution or not, this project will require more materials and time and as such, raise your total retaining wall cost.


Retaining walls can be placed all over the front or backyard, however, the easier it is to access, the cheaper your project will be. Stone blocks and bags of soil are heavy. If a mason can drive the stones and bags to the exact location, the total installation time drastically reduces. If not, the job gets that much more difficult, increasing your total retaining wall price.

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