Product Review

Recycled Plastic Marine Pilings

An ironic side effect of cleaning up the water in America’s harbors over the last two decades has been an increase in the population of marine borers. These small animals bore into and destroy any submerged wood and are undeterred by chemical wood treatments. As a result, ports are forced to replace their pilings and other timbers more and more frequently. At the same time, the depletion of mature forests is causing the price of large timbers to increase consistently. All these factors have pushed the search for alternative piling materials. Many are looking to recycled plastic to fulfill this need, and one product appears to doing the job very successfully.

Published January 1, 1995

(1995, January 1). Recycled Plastic Marine Pilings. Retrieved from