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Sheet Piles: Adaptable, Dependable and Ready for Use

Sheet piles adapt well to unique site conditions and restrictions. They are ideally suited for marine and other near shore applications. There are no special casings required and there are no delays related to the curing of concrete. Piles driven through water can be used immediately, allowing construction to proceed in a timely manner. For bridges or piers, sheet piles can be quickly incorporated into a bent structure allowing the bridge or pier itself to be used as the work platform for succeeding sheet piles in top-down construction.

To minimize disturbance in wetlands or allow work over water, sheet piles can be used to construct temporary trestles. Piles installed to meet any temporary construction need can be extracted when the need is ended.

In earthquake prone regions, large diameter sheet piles are well suited to resist seismic forces. Non-displacement pile sections (e.g. H piles) can be utilized to minimize vibration effects on nearby existing structures. In corrosive environments, coatings and/or additives can be used to mitigate the effects of corrosion thereby lengthening the service life of a structure. Coatings can also be used to mitigate the effects of negative skin friction.

Sheet piles driving contractors can be found all over the country. The equipment and installation methods are time-tested and well proven. Advances in materials, equipment, methods, and testing continually combine to improve the efficiency of sheet piles.

Sheet piles require no curing time and can be driven in natural sequence rather than skipping alternate piles, thus minimizing the moving of the equipment and speeding installation.

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