Sheet piling is an earth retention and excavation support technique that retains soil, using steel sheet sections with interlocking edges. Sheet piles are installed in sequence to design depth along the planned excavation perimeter or seawall alignment. The interlocked sheet piles form a wall for permanent or temporary lateral earth support with reduced groundwater inflow. Anchors can be included to provide additional lateral support if required.
Terratest Group supplies and installs vibratory-driven sheet piles for both permanent structures and temporary retaining walls or construction pits. The possible applications vary greatly, depending on whether the work will take place on ground, on the water or along a railroad.
Sheet pile walls have been used to support excavations for below grade parking structures, basements, pump houses, and foundations, construct cofferdams, and to construct seawalls and bulkheads. Permanent steel sheet piles are designed to provide a long service life.