Eiffel Trading 101: Advantages of Flat Sheet Pile

Flat sheet pile are PS27.5 and PS31 sections manufactured by both Skyline and L.B. Foster. These sections do not have a high section modulus when driven in a straight line. However, when driven in a cellular configuration they are quite powerful. The flat sheet pile interlock is a thumb-and-finger interlock that allows for up to 10 degrees of swing – for building the cellular configuration. Flat sheet pile is used to build mooring dolphins, bridge protection cells, deep draft bulkheads, temporary bulkheads used in construction of locks and dams, among many others.

Here are some of the advantages of using flat sheet pile:

Flat sheet pile provides a large self-sustaining structure that is extremely durable.
Flat sheet pile simplifies construction by providing a stable work platform after it is backfilled.
Flat sheet pile can be installed by the average marine contractor, because there’s not a need for extremely large equipment.
Flat sheet pile eliminates the need for maintaining slope protection because the cell provides a solid-faced wharf.

Flat sheet pile is not as frequently purchased on the used material market as z-sheet pile. However, there is still a market for used flat sheet pile. If you are looking to sell your flat sheet pile, give us a call at 1-800-541-7998 or email us at sales@eiffeltrading.com



Andrew Norman is one of the co-founders of Eiffel Trading. His background is in Heavy-Civil and Marine Construction in Project Management and Procurement. He has experience from projects driving both flat sheet pile cells and open-cell designs.