The PermaTrak® System

 

Compared to wood or composite decking, PermaTrak is a relatively new commercial boardwalk product.


We realize that there is a learning curve for landscape architects and engineers as they begin to design a concrete boardwalk, just as there is a learning curve for contractors who install the system.

The PermaTrak product is comprised of individual precast concrete components that make up a complete boardwalk system.


A typical PermaTrak boardwalk system includes the following components:

  • Precast concrete pier system (if suitable) – consisting of a base, riser(s) and cap
  • Reinforced, precast concrete beams (up to 45') – as opposed to stringers, runners, headers, and/or joists from a timber boardwalk
  • Reinforced, precast concrete treads – as opposed to wood planks or boards on a timber boardwalk system
  • Internal polyurethane connector pins as required
  • Precast concrete toe curb (if needed)
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Boardwalk Information Packet

Including technical information sheets and sample boardwalk drawings

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Pins

Spherical "mushroom shaped" polyurethane pins that connect PermaTrak beam to precast cap or precast abutment.

On the bottom of each beam there are two pre-formed holes; these holes are to receive the spherical connecting pins. 

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Piers

Precast piers consist of a precast base, riser and cap. The heights of each component is 6'' nominal. Additional risers are stacked on each other to increase pier heights. Caps are the bearing elements for the precast beams and are connected via spherical "mushroom shaped" pins.

The caps serve as the transition components to begin the PermaTrak boardwalk system (beams and treads).

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Beams

Instead of headers, runners and stringers found on wood or composite decking boardwalks, PermaTrak designs and produces precast concrete beams. These beams are the load bearing elements that support the treads. Standard beam sizes range from 10' up to 45' in length.  

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Treads

Reinforced, precast concrete treads make up the walking surface of the PermaTrak system. Standard color and texture options are available. Treads interlock via precast tongue and groove connections. 

Minimum Width: 3’-9”
Maximum Width: 15’-4”
Thickness: 4'' and 5.5'' 

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Curb

When the grade separation is less than 30'', precast concrete curbs can be supplied by PermaTrak. Often they are used as a “warning bumper” or “toe curb."

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Abutment

"L" shaped shallow foundation component, typically used for beginning and ending condition at boardwalk-trail intersection. Continuous rounded abutment channel accepts the spherical connecting pins. 

Widths: 3'-9''

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