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 High Low High Low
Resistance to cracking and spalling High n/a Medium n/a
Warranty 50 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 50 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.