Comparing Wetland Boardwalk Materials: Timber, Composite & Concrete

Posted by Stephen Beach on May 5, 2020

Concerns for Designing a Boardwalk Over Wetlands Landscape architects and engineers who are building boardwalks over wetlands often have several concerns, including:

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Topics: Boardwalk Materials, Boardwalk Construction, Sustainability/Environmentally Friendly, Wetland Boardwalks

Envision Composite Decking vs PermaTrak Concrete Boardwalk

Posted by Jason Philbin on July 25, 2017

Landscape architects and engineers are faced with multiple options when it comes to selecting the best material for their design projects. Today, we’re going to take a look at TAMKO’s line of composite decking, called Envision. Generally ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Materials

2014 Fire at Flight 93 Memorial - Combustible Decking Materials

Posted by Carrie Parada on June 28, 2017

There is a huge range of materials up for consideration when selecting a boardwalk or pedestrian bridge product, and a host of factors can influence the decision on what type of material to use—aesthetic appeal, longevity, and cost are ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Materials

Ohio Gratings vs. PermaTrak Concrete (Boardwalk Product Comparison)

Posted by Jason Philbin on April 5, 2016

Today we're going to discuss pros and cons of two different materials that can be used for commercial boardwalk projects: Ohio Gratings and PermaTrak's concrete boardwalk system. Ohio Gratings, Inc. designs and manufactures products used ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Materials

Trex Composite Decking vs PermaTrak Concrete Boardwalk

Posted by Jason Philbin on October 28, 2015

I wanted to discuss a topic that comes up often with landscape architects or engineers: composite decking. Specifically, we're going to dive into the pros and cons of Trex - the company and the decking materials they offer.  Trex is the ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Materials

Life Cycle Maintenance Costs: PermaTrak vs. Wood/Composite Decking

Posted by Carrie Parada on October 20, 2015

Specifying a Commercial Product for the Long Haul Without a life cycle maintenance analysis, how do you know if the product you specify makes for a smart investment? An investment takes into account the long-term implications of using the ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Materials, Boardwalk Durability/Maintenance

Commercial Boardwalk Materials: An Honest Comparison [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Carrie Parada on August 10, 2015

When it comes to the big three commercial boardwalk materials (wood, composite decking and concrete), the competition is steep. We realize it can be difficult to find reliable information through the plethora of sales pitches, discussions ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Materials, Boardwalk Durability/Maintenance

Which Is Harder to Run On? Concrete vs. Asphalt for Runners

Posted by Jason Philbin on May 27, 2015

I recently came across an article posted on Facebook from a fellow Charlotte triathlete about concrete vs. asphalt paving surfaces for runners. This article piqued my interest for a couple of reasons:

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Topics: Boardwalk Materials

Retrofitting Boardwalks On Top of Existing Foundations with PermaTrak

Posted by Fritz Fromherz on March 31, 2015

Retrofitting Piers, Pedestrian Bridges, Boardwalks, and more Many popular trails and boardwalks have been built in beautiful settings that draw visitors regularly. Those sites include timber or composite structures that are outdoors and in ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Materials, Boardwalk Construction

Which Multi Use Trail Materials Are Right for Your Project?

Posted by Jason Philbin on March 18, 2015

A landscape architect or civil engineer has a variety of product choices when designing trails and multi use paths. As with any design project at the conceptual level, successful landscape architects and engineers will consider their ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Materials