Hilton Head’s Mellow Mushroom restaurant preserves its live oak tree root system through creative construction with PermaTrak™ precast concrete.
Developing property amidst a delicate area filled with historic live oaks can be difficult to negotiate. Hilton Head’s towering oak trees provide an excellent habitat for local wildlife, making it a requirement for town designers and planners to “limit construction and disturbance within the drip line of the trees,” according to Chris Darnell, Project Manager from J.K. Tiller Associates, Inc.
J.K. Tiller connected with PermaTrak, a premier provider of environmentally-friendly precast boardwalk, through an ASLA trade show in Columbia, SC. Last summer, Darnell worked with Jason Philbin, a professional engineer and PermaTrak’s Vice President, to design an elevated walkway that would run along the back wall of a proposed upscale pizza restaurant, the Mellow Mushroom.