Steel sheet piles are driven into the ground using vibratory, impact hammers or a hydraulic press. Piles are driven to design depth. Sheet piles may need to be pre-bored to remove obstructions or to allow design depths to be met.
Steel sheet piles are designed to interlock utilising guides are used to ensure they remain vertical. Ground Anchors are frequently used in conjunction with sheet piles to remove the need for propping deep excavations.