A Guide to Sheet Piling31/05/2013
Sheet piling is fundamentally used to provide temporary and permanent walls and is incredibly advantageous for use within the construction industry. When used as a temporary wall, sheet piling can prevent any cave-ins when construction is taking place in a confined space. This offers protection for any workers carrying out work in the vicinity of the area.
Sheet piling can also act as permanent walls in the home environment, the durability and stability of the piling can provide strong support for interior walls – basement walls in particular. Sheet piling can also be used to prevent flooding to buildings close to the shorelines and protect foundations from water damage.
How Does Sheet Piling Work?
The process of sheet piling uses narrow, interlocking sheets, these sheets are most commonly made from steel but vinyl and wood sheets are also an option. The interlocking system enables multiple sheets to be connected together and driven into the ground. The shape of the sheets is essential to the stability and strength of the sheet piling as a whole. Sheet piling is designed and constructed in a way that can withstand large amounts of pressure and bending forces.
Here at Geobond we are the experts when it comes to providing piling solutions throughout East London and the surrounding areas. With over 35 years’ experience within the industry we are highly skilled in the construction and installation of a number of piling applications including mini-piling and sheet piling.
If you would like further information on sheet piling and how we can help you with your project get in touch with us today on 0870 801 0080.