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.

(This article comes from Tidewall editor released)


Vinyl sheet piling is a relatively new type of sheeting which can be applied in a wide variety of ways for seawalls and other applications of sheet piling. It is generally manufactured by continuous extrusion. The raw material, plastic resin compound, is melted and pushed through a die. This die shapes the plastic into the computer aided design cross section. The sheet is then cooled and cut to length. The sheets can be extruded to the length required for different retaining wall applications.

Vinyl sheeting comes in a number of configurations. The most common configuration is a Z-sheet type of configuration similar to those shown in Figure 4. Others are similar to aluminium sheeting shown in Figure 7. The individual sheets have interlocking male and female edges. The interlocking edges are extruded as part of the sheet to insure consistent strength throughout the retaining wall. As is the case with other sheeting, vinyl sheeting requires transition pieces such as corners and intersections. These are designed to interface properly with the other sheeting the manufacturer makes.

Vinyl sheeting is made of a modified polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which makes it suitable for most marine environments and not subject to leaching, corrosion or similar deterioration mechanisms. The technology that has brought us vinyl siding for homes, plastic automotive parts such as bumpers and dashboards, and durable home appliances, is now being utilized to produce a sheet piling for marine retaining walls, sea walls or bulkheads. The vinyl also includes a UV stabilizer to reduce deterioration due to sunlight.

Because vinyl sheet piling generally has a low modulus of elasticity and strength relative to metal sheet piling, deflection frequently becomes the governing factor in the design of the wall, and should be determined in the design process.

(This article comes from Pile Buck Magazine editor released)

What is Vinyl Sheet Piling?

Vinyl sheet piling is made of hard polyvinyl chloride modified with processing facilitation agents, impact strength modifiers, thermal and UV stabilizers, as well as mineral fillers.

The piling is made in the extrusion process as monolithic profiles or in a co-extrusion process with the core made of recycled construction PVC coated with the layer of an original plastic.

As a standard, our vinyl sheet piling comes in the olive colour. Other colours are available upon request.

(This article comes from Thyssenkrupp Infrastructureeditor released)

Discover the Value of Vinyl Sheet Piling

Traditionally when it comes to installing sheet piling around a bridge pier or along an embankment we think of steel sheet piling.  Steel sheet piling are the most common, and have been one of the most effective methods of installing a deep foundation.  They have a long history of providing a robust barrier through shaped, interlocking sheets that can last for 75+ years.

On the other hand, when deep foundations are not required we search for solutions such as concrete retaining walls, soldier pile walls, or even concrete consolidation of historical masonry walls.  These solutions are a cost effective approach, however longevity can be sacrificed.

There is another solution that combines the strength of a sheet pile wall, the value of a concrete retaining wall, and modern-day technologies.  This involves the use of vinyl sheet piling.  Vinyl sheet piling comes in similar shapes and sizes as steel sheet piling, however it is made from Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) so it resists degradation common in concrete walls.

Vinyl sheet piling can be used in several applications; however one of the most effective applications that we at Brennan have found is its use in concrete structure reinforcement.  In this application it is effectively used as a leave-in-place formwork that helps protect newly placed concrete in above and below-water repairs.  Vinyl sheet piling can be placed without the use of heavy equipment around an existing structure such as a bridge pier.  It is secured in place using a steel waler system and rebar.  The toe of the sheeting can be secured using grout bags.

Once secured, the concrete can then be placed using traditional methods, or as preplaced aggregate concrete (PAC).  The pressurization of installing the grout in the PAC method will consolidate the existing structure, increasing its strength.

The result is an aesthetically pleasing repair that combines long-lasting surface protection, with effective strengthening of the existing structure.  This method is cost effective and will last longer than traditional concrete retaining walls.

(This article comes from J.F. Brennan editor released)


In terms of property damage, floods are the second most expensive type of natural disaster people face. For centuries, business owners, government agencies and engineers have all looked at ways to protect valuable property from flood damage. It is common for flood wall and levee repair projects to be completed for half the cost using synthetic sheet piling when compared to using conventional materials such as steel and concrete.

Sheet piling is commonly used in projects designed to stabilize and raise the height of levees and earthen dams. Vinyl sheet piling can help to prevent overtopping, internal seepage, piping of stratum, surface erosion and rodent damage. Leading project engineers, government agencies and general contractors all over the world choose to design with and install synthetic sheet piling for a long list of water control applications from demanding projects involving harsh acid mine drainage to simple erosion control or water diversion operations.

(This article comes from Nilex Inc. editor released)

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)

Vinyl Sheet Pilings for Cost-Effective Construction

The construction industry has all along been a booming industry with a lot of innovations taking place all the time. Nowadays, we see a lot of vinyl sheet piling system used as an alternative to hardwood and steel sheet piling. Vinyl has its own advantages as it is extremely durable, cost effective and weather resistant. Furthermore, vinyl will not be affected by rodents, or salt or fresh water and it is environment friendly. All these positive features make vinyl ideal material for sheet pilings.

Vinyl sheet piling has been gaining popularity in the construction market in recent times. Vinyl has become the preferred choice of engineers and contractors who use it for bulkheading and seawalls. Now with more and more attention being paid to vinyl, some suppliers have created the biggest vinyl box profile in the world allowing for even better benefits for contractors and engineers.

Cutoff walls call for extreme precaution. It is essential to contain hazardous materials to prevent seepage into ground water. Flood control structures are equally important as life and property need to be safeguarded from violent storms. While no product can provide 100 percent guarantee to hold up against a storm, advanced vinyl decking material may provide a better chance of survival.

20151105Sheet Piles for Cut Off Wall

A new vinyl sheet pile section is now being manufactured to serve the marine and civil industries. They are expected to offer more effective performance in cutoff, flood control, bulkhead and seawall applications.

Vinyl sheet pilings reduce seepage through the interlocks, allowing minimal use of sealants. Vinyl sheets can be installed at all places where steel sheet piling can, with the use of proper equipment. The light weight, durability and low cost of vinyl sheet piling make it a viable cost effective solution for projects all over the world.

It needs to be noted that vinyl is an inert material and hence does not dissolve when it comes into contact with many frequently occurring chemicals. Besides, no poisonous substances are released into the ground or the water.

A sheet piling was hitherto made of metal and wood but the scenario has changed with more and more people opting for vinyl sheet pilings for its many advantages including low price.

The components of a vinyl seawall are manufactured conforming to some very rigid standards without giving room for errors and the advantage is vinyl does not fade like wood.

The rampant use of vinyl sheet piling all over has made other traditional materials like wood, steel, concrete, and aluminum outdated. Traditional materials had all along lacked performance guaranteed as they were found breaking down almost immediately in a salt-water environment. The reason people are choosing vinyl sheet piling is that it is lot more cost effective than the type of materials used earlier.

As a family owned and operated company, Gulf Coast Treated Piling and Timbers has been manufacturing and supplying high quality building materials including vinyl sheet pilings nationwide for over 35 years.

(This article comes from editor released)