A revolutionary development in marine piling technology
THE MOST ECONOMICAL AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY COMPOSITE PILING ON THE MARKET
THE Ecopile – the first Piling engineered for marine applications
never replace your piling again
The Ecopile is a patent-pending 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.
Designed With The Environment In Mind
Everything about the EcoPile makes it the most environmentally friendly choice when choosing a piling. For every single EcoPile you choose to use, you are saving several trees over the lifespan of the piling. Every wooden pole that is driven into the ground is coated in chemical preservatives that hurt the marine ecosystems. The webbed substrate of the EcoPile is also made up of recycled PVC, so for every foot of piling up to 10 pounds of plastic are being reused in a sustainable way. When the piling is no longer needed, it is 100% recyclable.
Several states across the US have already banned the use of any kind of treated lumber that contacts the water. Many other states are following suit, by slowly drawing back the allowed amount of treatment in the wood. Although it helps to clean up the water, the wood is less protected, thus reducing its useful life. Homeowners used to see 20 to 30+ years of life out of a wooden piling, but now it is not uncommon for a wood piling to fail in less than half that time.
Save Money, and Future Headaches
The EcoPile is the first composite piling to be budget friendly. At less than half the price of comparable 100% fiberglass piling, choosing your composite piling should be a no-brainer. By the time you purchase a wooden piling and have it coated with a protective layer, the price of the piling is not far off from the EcoPile. When you take the amount of times a wooden piling will need to be replaced over the life of the dock into consideration, the EcoPile becomes the more economical solution. The piling are the foundation of the dock, and that is the first place you should look when choosing composites. You can easily replace a deck 10 years down the road, but if your pilings fail, the whole dock needs to be replaced. Switching all of your piling to the EcoPile will result in a small increase in overall job costs, but you will never have to worry about your foundation again.
The EcoPile will survive the harsh marine environment much longer than any other piling option, and it will look better while doing it. The outer cap layer on the EcoPile is filled with UV inhibitors which keep the piling from fading in the sun. Featured in the video on the left is a cleaning ring that is available with the EcoPile. The ring floats up and down the piling with each tide change, gently scrubbing it. This subtle but constant action cleans off mud and grime while knocking off barnacles and snails before they attach themselves to the piling. Your piling will be free of growth in the tidal area, insuring your dock will be the best looking along the river no matter how old it gets!