Designed with the marine contracting industry in mind, the EcoPile is the most economically and environmentally friendly composite marine piling to date. EcoPile vinyl composite piling is totally impervious to wood-boring organisms, has a much longer lifespan than treated lumber, and is UV/IR resistant.
- Boat friendly
- Cost effective
- 25-year limited warranty
- Maintenance free
- UV resistant
- IR resistant
- 100% recyclable
- 100% free of leaching chemicals
- 100% resistant to wood-boring organisms
Never Change Your Pilings Again
As more and more states across the US continue to ban or reduce the allowance of treated lumber in water, the usefulness of wooden pilings is steadily dropping due to less protection and higher susceptibility to weathering. In recognition of this, the EcoPile was engineered and designed to not only surmount the harsh marine environment, but to outlast all other existing pilings. Gone are the days of continuously replacing wooden pilings over your marine structure's lifetime when you switch to EcoPile. With the EcoPile's unparalleled durability backed by a 25-year limited warranty, you will never have to worry about repairing or replacing your marine pilings again.
Internal Webbing for Increased Strength
Unlike many other hollow pilings, the EcoPile contains an internal hexagram truss system to significantly increase the pilings’ strength and rigidity. The intertwined webbing of these triangles work together to create a stronger, more sturdy piling. In addition, the hollow spaces between the triangles allow for you to run wiring or plumbing through the EcoPile.
Grooved Retention Rings to Reduce Settling
To ensure the piling is properly secured in place, the bottom segment of the EcoPile is threaded so that sand can freely grip the piling. The additional surface areas from the grooves and aforementioned webbing lends to making the EcoPile very resistant to settling. Furthermore, these threaded grooves ensure the EcoPile locks into the ground and prevent it from being pulled during severe weather storms.
PVC & Fiberglass Composite for Increased Weather Resistance
During the manufacturing process, chopped fiberglass is added to the rigid PVC. These fiberglass additives make the EcoPile stronger, enhances its impact resistance, and creates an outer layer that is UV/IR resistant. The outer layer also helps keep the piling cool to the touch during sunny days, and boosts its resistance to weathering overtime.
The Only Solution to Prevent Tracheid Separation
Often called “horsehair rot” or “salt kill,” tracheid separation is an issue that commonly occurs in wood pilings installed in or near saltwater. Tracheid separation occurs in wood pilings next to saltwater because of the constant cycle of wetting with saltwater and drying, which eventually causes the wood to begin to break down and separate. To prevent this from consistently and inevitably occuring to the wood pilings in your marine structure, the most advisable solution is to build your marine structures with Ecopile vinyl-fiberglass composite pilings.
Learn more about tracheid separation and how to prevent it here.