Soldier pile retaining walls, also called soldier beam walls, are generally used at construction sites for temporary shoring. Steel piles are driven into the ground, or placed in drilled holes filled with lean concrete, at a spacing such that lagging can be placed between the piles, and the excavation can proceed down to the level of the finished grade on the low side. The stability of a soldier pile retaining wall depends upon the active earth pressure being resisted by passive pressure on the embedded section of the pile. Pile spacing is typically 6 – 10 feet on center.
This module is suitable for cantilevered soldier piles (no tie-backs) or soldier piles with tie-backs.