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- adj. Attributive form of sheet piling, noun.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vertical, thin diaphragm formed by driving into the soil planking, timbers, or narrow iron or steel members, the edges of which are kept in close contact and sometimes grooved together, used for the purpose of confining or supporting the soil on one side of the sheet-piling when that on the other is removed by excavating. Also sheath-piling.
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Rough 6 by 12-in. sheet-piling, forming a rectangle, 127 by 34 ft., braced across by heavy timbering, was driven about 28 ft. to rock as the excavation progressed.
In this frame the vertical members were Wakefield sheet-piling plank, spaced 6 to 10 ft. apart, and connected by three lines of double waling bolted to the verticals at three different heights.
The spaces between the posts or verticals were then filled by sheet-piling and the frame was bolted to the curbing piles.
What allowance should be made for the strength of interlock, assuming that a circular bulkhead of sand, 30 ft. in diameter, is to be carried by steel sheet-piling exposed around the outside for a depth of 40 ft.?
The trenches in which the retaining walls and pier foundations were to be laid had to be completely incased in sheet-piling, shored across with timbers, under the protection of which the excavation was carried on and the masonry laid.
Also at the meeting, board members approved payment of $11,410.03 to Fossi & Jewell LLP for legal services; $47,067.09 to Forbes Construction for vinyl sheet-piling work; and
$31,007.26 to Forbes Construction for retainage for vinyl sheet-piling work.