The City of Charleston and Charleston County Transportation Department needed to extend a sidewalk section at Hampton Park, maintaining ADA compliance without damaging the live oak tree roots that were coming out of the ground 6-8’’.
Purchasing additional right of way and acquiring private property to completely avoid the trees would require a lot of time and money.
Using PermaTrak's shallow piers as a low impact foundation system, the installing contractor set the boardwalk system while avoiding any damage to the tree roots. As you'll see in the video, these 6' long concrete treads were handled manually to speed up the installation.
Note: The City of Charleston owns the boardwalk, while the Charleston County County Transportation Department managed the design and installation process.
So you can see this team of installers. It's four men in this case, one piece of light lifting equipment. And what these men are moving into place are 6-foot long concrete boardwalk treads. Those are 4 inches thick and 10 inches in the direction of travel. So here they are moving those into place by hand, and you can see they can easily maneuver them and shift them a little bit until they've got the perfect position. So thanks for watching and we look forward to showing you some more installation videos soon.