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INTRODUCTION

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.

The synthetic sheet piles we carry have been exhaustively tested and used by the US Army Corps of Engineers for over 15 years. The performance is proven.

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Pipeline installation and repair
  • Shoreline stabilization
  • Bridge construction and repair
  • Boat ramp installation
  • Flood prevention

ADVANTAGES

  • Quickly deployed - can be filled with any available source of water
  • Very friendly where environmental impact is a concern
  • Reusable with flexible layout options
  • Suitable for worksite dewatering and flood protection in waters up to 6' (1.8m) deep

APPLICATIONS

  • Flood walls & protection
  • Cut-off & containment
  • Marine structures
  • Levee Freeboard Increases
  • Dam Stabilization
  • Piping Protection
  • Seepage Barrier
  • Levee Repair

BENEFITS

  • Cost-Effective
  • Sustainable
  • Easy Installation
  • Longer Service Life
  • Zero Toxic Coatings or Preservatives
  • Corrosion-Resistant
  • UV-Resistant
  • Impervious to Marine Worm Damage
  • Aesthetic Appeal

TRADITIONAL METHOD LIMITATIONS

Steel

  • Expensive
  • Eventually rusts and looks bad
  • Requires endless maintenance
  • Often coated with toxic chemicals

Concrete

  • Eventual deterioration caused by:
  • Cracking
  • Settling
  • Corrosion of reinforcing steel
  • Costly deep foundations are often required

Treated Wood

  • Leaches toxic chemicals into the environment
  • Can become damaged by UV exposure
  • Eventual deterioration caused by:
  • Fungus
  • Bacteria
  • Termites
  • Saltwater

GALLERY

BROCHURES & WHITE PAPERS

INSTALLATION & DESIGN

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