Sheet piling is done to prepare a consistent barrier within the ground. Earlier there were steel and wood that was used for piling. Due to piling, the walls were firm and tight in soft soil. They are one third above the soil and two third beneath the ground depending upon the firmness required. Since construction business is booming, businessmen try their best to use the best material, which last longer and retains their reputation.
Earlier, when wood or steel were used for piling they got rotten and warp due to moisture and dampness. However now, we can see lot of usage of vinyl sheets in piling. Since it is durable, reasonable and weather resistant therefore, people prefer buying it for their construction site. More and more companies are buying vinyl to prepare seawalls. Also some companies are buying bulkhead material for the manufacture of marine and municipal industries.
As per research, it is said that vinyl has its own benefits –
- Cost effective
- UV Resistant
- Consistent appearance
- Marine Borers resistant
- Easy to Install
- Good Warranty
It is less expensive to install a vinyl rather than installing wood or steel. Homeowners shouldn’t only see the price of any material but also its durability. Vinyl is more durable than any other material, which means that the cost to replace piling is less when vinyl is used.
The constant UV rays can damage wood and steel that is used to prepare seawall. This can lead to heavy damage and the house might fall. Vinyl is UV resistant which means the problems would lessen when exposed to sun. Salt water is harmful on any other material except vinyl.
The appearance of vinyl doesn’t change, even if it is exposed to direct sun or salt water. Wood and steel show dramatic change in color which can be costly affair as you would have to maintain the color back.
Marine Borers resistant
Creature in sea water like mollusk and marine borers eat wood. They will pierce into the wood making it weak and to fall anytime. Vinyl has no effect of marine borers on it so there is no chance of damaged seawall.
Easy to Install
Installation of vinyl is easier as they are all in same shape. However, wood is cut in the desired shape and in case the shape is uneven then the installation gets delayed.
After reading all this, we are sure that any company who sells vinyl would definitely give you warranty for at least 20 to 30 years.
Sea facing houses and homes over the lakes is getting more and more dependent on vinyl sheets. Next time when you want a durable material, switch to vinyl.