PermaTrak Cost Stability Amidst Lumber Industry Volatility

Posted by John Pyle on October 6, 2020

The lumber industry has seen a major uptick in pricing during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the National Association of Home Builders reports that lumber costs have increased over 170% since mid-April, to an all-time high in August. A ...

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Topics: Concrete Boardwalk Questions, Boardwalk Cost

Public Grant Funding: How Do You Engage with the Public?

Posted by Jason Philbin on April 3, 2019

When it comes to public trails, parks or greenway projects, it’s important that the community is engaged and excited about the work you are doing. The best way to do this is to reach out and get them involved whenever possible.

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Topics: Concrete Boardwalk Questions

Public Grant Funding: How Do You Maximize Dollars for Public Projects?

Posted by Jason Philbin on March 20, 2019

While securing grant funding is often a key step in turning a public project vision into reality, the process for earning a grant can be complicated.

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Topics: Concrete Boardwalk Questions

Using Timber Foundations with a Concrete Boardwalk System

Posted by Jason Philbin on March 6, 2018

One question we hear often from engineers and architects is, “If the lifecycle of timber is so much shorter compared to PermaTrak, why is it one of your recommended foundations?”

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Topics: Boardwalk Design, Concrete Boardwalk Questions

Can PermaTrak's Concrete Boardwalk System Be Used on a DOT Project?

Posted by Jason Philbin on January 26, 2016

DOT Approval with PermaTrak Concrete Boardwalk System During conversations with designers working on trail projects, pedestrian bridges or commercial boardwalks, often the question comes up about whether PermaTrak can be approved for use ...

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Topics: Concrete Boardwalk Questions

How to Run a Cost Estimate For Your Commercial Boardwalk Project

Posted by Carrie Parada on August 28, 2015

Are you running a cost estimate for a boardwalk or pedestrian bridge project?  If so, keep in mind that the final construction cost will be based on more than the decking material. To get a sense for the "all in" price of your structure, ...

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Topics: Concrete Boardwalk Questions, Boardwalk Cost

Are PermaTrak Concrete Boardwalks ADA Compliant?

Posted by Jason Philbin on July 13, 2015

Commercial Boardwalk Design: ADA Compliance At PermaTrak, we frequently receive questions concerning boardwalk compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As a boardwalk designer, I consult the ADA guidelines for horizontal ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Design, Concrete Boardwalk Questions

Boardwalk Design Questions: Timber vs. Concrete Answers

Posted by Stephen Beach on August 22, 2014

The timber vs. concrete boardwalk debate has picked up over the last couple of years with large, public beach boardwalks like Long Beach and Rockaways, NY drawing a lot of attention. For a time, wooden boardwalks were most widely used, ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Materials, Concrete Boardwalk Questions

Comparing Boardwalk Materials: Timber vs. Composite vs. Concrete

Posted by Stephen Beach on July 19, 2014

Choosing the proper boardwalk material to suit your project’s design requirements is key to providing a long-term infrastructure asset and ensuring a happy client. In this article we will point out several key factors to consider when ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Materials, Concrete Boardwalk Questions

Boardwalk Construction: Who Can Install a Concrete Boardwalk?

Posted by Fritz Fromherz on November 26, 2013

Designers and owners who research boardwalk materials and boardwalk construction methods will find that PermaTrak is a fairly new product, and the precast concrete components are significantly heavier than wood or composite boardwalk ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Construction, Concrete Boardwalk Questions