Steel Concrete Wood
Cost Low High Medium Low
Weight Light Heavy Extra heavy Medium
Resistance to Corrosion High Low n/a n/a
Resistance to Chemical & Sea Water Environment High Low High Low
Resistance to Cracking & Spalling High n/a Medium n/a
Warranty 60 Years Varies Varies No
Environmentally Friendly Yes Yes No No
Locks Yes Yes No No
Aesthetics High Low Medium Medium
Installation Easy Easy Difficult Moderate
Design Flexibility High High Moderate High
COST
Tidewall vinyl sheet piling is much lower cost than the alternatives.

WEIGHT
Tidewall is much lighter and easier to ship and handle than any alternative.

RESISTANCE TO CORROSION
Unlike steel, Tidewall will not rust or corrode.

RESISTANCE TO CHEMICAL & SEA WATER ENVIRONMENT
Tidewall can be used in high salinity and many other corrosive environments.

RESISTANCE TO CRACKING & SPALLING
Unlike concrete, Tidewall will not crackorspall overtime.

WARRANTY
Tidewall offers a 60 year transferrable warranty.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
Tidewall is produced from 100% recycled rigid PVC compound. Further recycling of the material is also possible.

LOCKS
Tidewall locks are designed to allow the sheets to slide together smoothly, but remain locked together under load. It is possible to seal the locks to completely prevent moisture penetration.

AESTHETICS
Tidewall will maintain its appearance for many decades, unlike alternative materials.

INSTALLATION
Tidewall installs easily, using equipment and techniques commonly available.

DESIGN FLEXIBILITY
Graceful curves are possible, as well as clean, sharp corners, depending upon the project requirements.