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Welcome! PermaTrak's Boardwalk Blog is for landscape architects, engineers, and parks & recreation professionals. We aim to provide educational resources on boardwalk design, boardwalk materials and construction practices for building trail and greenway systems. In reading our posts twice weekly, you will deepen your knowledge of commercial boardwalk materials and improve your overall understanding of boardwalk construction practices.

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Boardwalks Through Wetland, Marsh or Mangrove: Installation Impact

 
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In our consultations with planners, civil engineers, and landscape architects we often talk about projects that are designed to enhance a visitor's experience with a sensitive natural environment such as a mangrove or wetland area. We hear the questions, "What if I am designing through a sensitive area?" or "I don't want to disturb the area - can this product be installed with top-down construction?" Meandering boardwalks designs through wetland or sensitive preserve areas can allow an architect or engineer to provide pedestrians with an up close and personal connection to an area left in its natural state.

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