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Riverbank protection & dykes

Steel sheet pile walls can be used in a variety of ways for riverbank protection and dykes. For new embankments they can ensure watertightness, support, and stabilization. They are also used to strengthen existing embankments and can serve as a cut-off wall.

The required watertightness of sheet pile cut-offs is often obtained through natural deposition of soil in the interlocks, or with an additional sealing system.

For the stability, sheet pile walls can be designed to mechanically reinforce the bank. Their flexibility can be very useful: they follow the potential displacement of the soil while keeping their full resistance.

Lastly, sheet pile walls can also protect buildings from subsidence. In this case the sheet pile wall is driven outside the embankment, usually along the toe of the embankment.

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Riverbank protection & dykes
Last modified: August 27, 2020
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