Steel sheet piling has a connection "interlock" at both ends of the section. These interlock connect with one another to form a continuous wall of sheet piling. Soil conditions may allow for the sections to be vibrated into ground instead of it being hammer driven. Typically designed to create a rigid barrier for earth and water, while resisting the lateral pressures of those bending forces. The shape or geometry of a section lends to the structural strength. In addition, the soil in which the section is driven has numerous mechanical properties that can affect the performance. The wall of sheeting provides excellent resistance to bending forces and is used to provide structural strength to a foundation
Steel sheet piling is classified in two construction applications, permanent and temporary. A permanent application is "stay-in-place" where the sheet piling wall is driven and remains in the ground. A temporary application provides access and safety for construction in a confined area. Once the work is completed, the sheet piling is removed.
We carry a vast inventory of sheet pile including: PZ Shapes, PZC Shapes, PS Shapes, Lightweight, LZ Shapes and SZ Shapes. All shapes can be used for combined walls and are available in all grade qualities.
Z-Profiles(PZC & PZ)
Z-profiles, with their optimum distribution of material, are the most efficient sheet piling sections available for bending strength. With the interlocks located on the outer fibers of the wall — rather than at the center line, as is the case with Arch or U-Profile sheet piling sections, the wall designer is assured of the published section modulus. The Z-Profile is optimal for both weight and strength.
The Ball-and-Socket Interlock was introduced in the USA in the late 1930's and continues to be the preferred interlock.
Most rugged, durable and flexible interlock available
Higher ”buy back/resale“ value
Easier for setting, driving, and extraction
Ideal for reuse in multiple projects
Highest interlock strength relative to other Z-Profiles
Flexibility when setting — allows adjustment to wall length by swinging (rotating sheets)
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