Sheet piling is always used where buildings are erected in water or next to bodies of water. It is made of steel section, which can be up to 16 mm thick. It is positioned very close together as a continuous wall. This ensures that water can no longer penetrate the construction site. They are deemed to be practically impermeable to water.
It is also difficult to imagine civil engineering or road construction without them. Here they are used to secure building pits where it is not possible to form heaps or slopes. When the construction word is completed the sheet piling is pulled out again, so that it can be used elsewhere.
Steel water construction
Sheet piling can also be built as permanent protection in harbours and ports, locks or as flood protection and is erected using driving equipment. These are special construction machines, which drive or vibrate the individual sheet piles or pug piles into the ground. The individual section walls are connected by tongue and groove, which fit tightly together.
Pilings are made out of the normal mild steels S235JR+AR or even S355JR+AR. No particular protection against corrosion is provided.