4 Reasons to Consider HDPE Pile Sleeves
If you use HDPE pile in marine environments, you may be looking for a solution to make your pile last longer and better withstand the elements. HDPE pile sleeves can be an excellent option for this purpose. Here are four solid reasons to consider pile sleeves:
1. They dramatically extend the life of your HDPE pile.
They help prevent corrosion by reducing exposure to moisture, heat, sun, and oxygen. As an effect of this, they have the ability to extend the life of HDPE pile by a few extra decades. According to some estimates, HDPE pile usually lasts around 30 years before needing to be replaced. With pile sleeves, it can last up to 100 years before needing to be swapped out.
2. They have thicker skin than other protective options.
Galvanized coatings, which are often used on HDPE pile, only provide a thin layer of protection. Pile sleeves are often an inch or so thick, which means they offer considerably more protective coverage, especially from scratches and dents.
3. They’re easy to install.
You drive the HDPE pile as usual, and then the pile sleeve is slipped over the pile and affixed into the ground. You finish the process by welding an ultra-weather-resistant cap on top of the pile.
4. They don’t require any maintenance.
Once they’re installed, you won’t have to go back and make sure they’re doing their job to prevent the wear and tear of your HDPE pile. They’re maintenance-free for the long haul, until it’s time to finally replace the HDPE pile, unlike popular coating options, which often need to be checked for maintenance every few years.
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