Vinyl Sheet Piles

Vinyl Sheet Piling is an effective earth retention and excavation support construction material. The Interlocking Sheet Piles also offer considerable resistance against water seepage. ESC maintains a strong commitment to delivery timelines and repeated customer satisfaction make ESC the preferred supplier for Vinyl Sheet Piles globally.

 

Vinyl Sheet Piling or PVC Sheet Piles are an effective alternative to steel sheet piling for bulkheads, seawalls and cutoff walls. They are also superior to alternative materials like concrete and wood. The main advantage of vinyl sheet piles is the superior corrosion resistance when exposed to seawater, where no oxidation occurs. Vinyl sheet piles are also highly resistant to marine borers which make it superior to wooden solutions. Browse through ESC's new range of sheet piles, manufactured in facilities in Europe and Asia.

 

Advantages & Applications

Vinyl Sheet Piling also known as Synthetic Sheet Piling, Plastic Sheet Piles, PVC Sheet Piles are becoming increasingly popular for the construction of bulkheads, seawalls, cut-off and containment barriers due to their:

 

  • 50+ year design life - Due to its superior corrosion resistance, ESC Vinyl Sheet Piles can be installed with the confidence of performance even after 50 years.

  • Cost Efficiency - both from installation and long term cost savings due to superior corrosion resistance.

  • Consistent Appearance - Wood fades, paint chips and steel rusts with time. With Vinyl sheet piles, this problem is virtually eliminated so a lasting, aesthetic finish of vinyl sheet piles can be expected.

  • UV Resistance - The PVC material can be engineered to be resistant to the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun.

  • Not Affected by Marine Borers - Small mollusks or crustaceans in the ocean can cause devastating effects over a period of time to traditional timber piling. Vinyl Sheet Piling offers an attractive alternative that is unaffected by these organisms.

  • Easy Installation - Vinyl sheet piles do not swell like wood, it is also manufactured with strict dimensional tolerances. Compared to steel sheet piles, vinyl sheet piles can be up to 40 times lighter per square meter making it much easier to handle. Driving can also be completed under certain conditions by pressing down with an excavator or a compact vibrohammer.

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Light Marine Structures

Over the last 25 years ESC has been delivering sheet piling solutions to marine structures. Vinyl PVC Sheet Piles provide an excellent option for a long-lasting structural solution due to their superior corrosion resistance, aesthetic finish and lightweight profile for easy handling and installation. The nature of the PVC sheet pile will mean that most marine structures will need to have the main wall supported with tie racks or similar systems to meet the strength requirements. The marine applications include:
•    Marine Bulkheads & Seawalls
•    Tide Walls
•    Breakwaters
•    Wave Breaks
•    Jetty Structures
•    Groins
•    Scour Protection and Erosion Control
•    Retaining Walls

Cut-Off & Containment Systems

ESC Vinyl Sheet Piles are frequently the optimal solution for fluid containment projects. Vinyl PVC is an inert material that can exhibit superior chemical resistance and water corrosion resistance. The interlocks of the sheet pile can be coextruded with a sealing membrane that further improves cutoff performance. Applications include but are not limited to:
•    Groundwater cut-off
•    Chemical containment
•    Fluid Seepage Barriers
•    Protection of Foundation Structures

 
Flood Protection

Vinyl PVC Sheet Piles can be utilized for flood protection structures as:
•    Flood Walls / Flood Levee
•    Stabilization of Dams
•    Protection of Piping
Vinyl Sheet Piles are frequently utilized to replace old corroded sheet pile structures as a superior alternative with superior corrosion resistance that is environmentally friendly. 

 
Water Control Solutions

Vinyl PVC Sheet Piles can be utilized for water control structures that function by altering the flow of water in a pond, drainage channel or stream. ESC sheet piles have been utilized for water control applications for decades. Examples of utilizing vinyl sheet piles relevant to water control systems include:
•    Baffle Walls for water or wastewater flow control
•    River Weirs
•    Pond Linings
•    Channel Linings for agricultural applications
•    River Diversion
•    Mining drainage systems
ESC Vinyl Sheet Piles are an eco-friendly material that is light-weight, aesthetic and very corrosion resistant. 

 
Retaining Wall

The Vinyl or PVC sheet pile has been a popular choice in many kinds of permanent applications including soil and water retention.

Due to proven durability, corrosion resistance, and enhanced water tightness, it has become a primary option when comes to Temporary Works such as:

•    cofferdams;

•    diaphragm walls; and

•    foundation support

Vinyl sheet piles are also widely utilized in Permanent Applications including:

•    quay walls;

•    bridge abutments;

•    underground storage tanks;

•    basements; and

•    tunnels and shafts

Erosion Control

The use of Vinyl or PVC sheet piles have demonstrated exceptional result in the protection of shorelines and water borders for many years now.

Besides its attractive appearance, lightness, and corrosion-resistance, it is also proven durable, economical, and believed to reduce environmental impact. These characteristics make the product very effective for the following projects:

•    beachfront protection

•    coastline protection

•    road protection

•    bulkheads construction

Revetment Works

Used in conjunction with revetments, Vinyl sheet piles serve as barriers against scouring or undermining caused by tidal impacts not absorbed by rip-raps. They are also used to contain rocks, boulders, or acropodes in case of steep-sloped or multi-layered revetments. Revetment works aided with vinyl sheet piles bring added security to human life and properties in marine facilities and nearby coastlines. Applications are as follows: 

•    river bank protection

•    protection of marine facilities and structures such as 

      jetty, dock, breakwater, and pier

•    seashore protection

•    bulkhead protection

Embankment Works / Road Construction

These aspects allow the sheet pile to work as low strength cantilevered or supported 9tie rods, struts or anchors), retaining walls, Vinyl sheet piles are most suitable for embankment works due to its improved water tightness that prevents liquefaction. The use of sheet piles reduces the volume of backfill materials by enclosing certain limits exactly as necessary. Employing the material also eliminates the requirement for slope protection works and helps maximize the area when it is limited.

 

Vinyl sheet pile which can be manufactured to any length specified in the project would make them ideal for the construction of the following:

•    over water or elevated roads

•    over water or elevated walkways

•    coastal roads

•    jetties or berths

•    other reclamations.

 
 
 
 
 

Vinyl Sheet Pile Profiles

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The information provided within this web page is for general information purposes only, without any warranty. ESC  shall not be held responsible for any errors, omissions or misuse of any of the information provided. Pile disclaims any and all liability resulting from the ability or inability to use the information within this document. Anyone using the information contained does so at their own risk. ESC shall not be held liable for any damages which includes any financial losses or incidental or consequential damages arising from the use of this information. The product range contained is liable to change without notice.

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ESC-VU25
ESC-VU40
ESC-VZ437-10.5
ESC-VU610-9.0
ESC-VU695-8
ESC-VU705-7.5
ESC-VU740-6
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