Sheet piling conserves the soil using steel sheets with interwoven edges. With both vibratory and vibration-free installation rigs, HJ Foundation’s equipment has the capability to dispense the most desirable outcome to your construction issue.

Common Uses

  • Support excavations
  • Construct seawalls and bulkheads
  • Create barriers to groundwater flow

Technical Details

Sheet piling is a shoring system composed of converging, invariable parts of steel in a number of gauges, layouts, and strengths.

Sheet pile walls have been used to support excavations for below-grade parking structures, basements, pump houses, and foundations. They have also been used to construct cofferdams, seawalls, and bulkheads. Permanent steel sheet piles are designed to impart a long service life.

Interlocked sheet piles form a wall for indefinite or short-term lateral earth support with reduced groundwater inflow. Anchors may be used for additional lateral support.

Sheet piles are installed using vibrations or pressed in sequence to the design depth along the excavation perimeter or seawall alignment. Typically, installation involves conveying a high-frequency vibratory hammer through the drive head configuration of either an excavator mast or crane. In the case of dense soils, an impact hammer can replace a vibratory hammer. When vibrations are a worry, sheets can be pushed hydraulically into the soil. If vibration to neighboring structures is an issue, pressing sheets is the solution.

Sheet piles are sustainably made from recycled steel and can be reused. Cold rolled sheet piling is less costly but provides less water resistance. Hot rolled sheet piling is more customary and provides better water resistance.