The Ecopile is a vinyl-fiberglass composite marine piling engineered and designed by and for the marine contracting industry.
Shoreline Plastics, the manufacturer of the Ecopile, recognizes the growing environmental resistance to pressure treated timber in our waterways as well as the shortening lifespan of newer timber pilings in the marine environment due to marine boring organisms.
Shoreline Plastics, with a lifetime of experience in the marine contracting industry, developed the Ecopile. It is designed to outlast all other pilings, and to meet all the rigors of harsh marine construction and is engineered for the exacting needs of walkways, boat lifts and boathouses.
The Ecopile is 100% free from any leaching pollutants, 100% recyclable, 100% impervious to wood boring organisms and meets all the sustainability standards of exacting environmental requirements.
The hexagram design is extruded as an internal webbing to enhance the structual properties of the EcoPile. All the triangles work together to make the piling stronger and stiffer, while also helping reduce weight and costs. It also keeps the pipe from collapsing on itself when bolting onto it. A profile like this can only be made with our specialized extrusion production process. The hollow insides also allow you to run wires and plumbing throught the piling, giving the dock a more finished look.
The bottom section of the piling that is driven into the ground has a spiral groove cut into it. These grooves allow the sand to settle into the piling, locking it into the ground and making it significantly harder to be pulled out during a large storm.