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

How to Build a Boardwalk Over Wetlands: Top Down Construction

Posted by Fritz Fromherz on April 28, 2020

Top down construction for wetland boardwalks Designers working on wetland boardwalks often ask similar questions at the beginning of the project: how can we simplify the permitting process and how can we provide access to the area without ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Construction, Boardwalk Durability/Maintenance, Wetland Boardwalks

Designing Your Next Wetland Boardwalk: Top 4 Considerations

Posted by Jason Philbin on February 20, 2020

If you’re working on a trail project in a wetland area, you have two options for your design: reroute the trail for a longer path or go through the wetland with a boardwalk. Wetland boardwalks can be tricky, especially with permitting ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Design, Wetland Boardwalks

Whitpain Township Enhances Trail Network with Pedestrian Bridges

Posted by Jason Philbin on March 14, 2017

Five PermaTrak Boardwalks and Bridges in Whitpain Township - Blue Bell, PA Whitpain Township’s master Trail Network Plan includes five different PermaTrak structures: three varying-sized boardwalks (all 9 ft. wide with 8 ft. of clearance, ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Construction, Wetland Boardwalks

Wetland Boardwalks: The Advantages of Precast Concrete [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Carrie Parada on April 15, 2015

Comparing Pressure-Treated Timber, Composite and Concrete Boardwalks in Wetland Areas Wetlands contain valuable and delicate ecosystems that must be preserved. Any boardwalk or pedestrian bridge built over a wetland must leave a minimal ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Design, Boardwalk Construction, Wetland Boardwalks

Can Precast Concrete Piers Be Used for a Wetland Boardwalk?

Posted by Jason Philbin on October 1, 2014

Boardwalk Site Conditions: Wetlands, Grasslands and Floodplain If you have experience designing projects for park & recreation clients, trail systems or greenways, I’m sure you can appreciate how much site conditions influence your design ...

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Topics: Sustainability/Environmentally Friendly, Wetland Boardwalks

How Precast Concrete Reduces the Installation Impact of Wetland Boardwalks

Posted by Stephen Beach on March 26, 2012

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 ...

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

Beckett Park's Concrete Boardwalk Part II: Boardwalk Over Wetlands

Posted by Stephen Beach on May 2, 2011

May, 2011. Picture taking your children to a neighborhood park with the whole package in tow: bikes, picnic lunches, possibly the family dog, and that nifty new camera that desperately needs to be broken in. Here’s a would-you-rather (one ...

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

PermaTrak Concrete Boardwalks Installed at Heathdale Glen Orden Wetlands

Posted by Jason Philbin on March 15, 2010

The Rocla PermaTrak concrete boardwalk system provided a cost-effective solution for Wyndham Council when it replaced a timber boardwalk at Heathdale Glen Orden Wetlands in Werribee, Victoria. First priority for the council was a boardwalk ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Durability/Maintenance, Wetland Boardwalks