Advantages to Using CHANCE® Foundations in Environmentally Sensitive Areas

boardwalk4Foundation systems can play a vital role in allowing humans to safely access environmentally sensitive areas – especially those with rugged terrains and wetlands. Instant foundation systems from CHANCE®, for example, make the construction of accessible boardwalks easier and less invasive. Boardwalks are relatively prominent in areas including nature reserves, state parks, national parks, beaches, and other outdoor spaces.

Unlike other methods of installation, however, CHANCE® Foundations are considered instant – meaning they have a minimal impact on the ground. This is true because no soil excavation is required and any effect on surrounding vegetation is kept to the least degree possible. Below are just some of the other advantages:

  • Much more than other surface areas, environmentally sensitive soils can be affected by changing seasons/weather conditions. Despite changes in topsoil, the fact that CHANCE® anchors are attached to more capable strata deep below the surface provides continued stability, no matter the time of year.
  • Shaft extensions can easily be added when the installation crew needs to reach more geologically sound soil underneath the surface.
  • Handheld portable equipment can be used to easily screw anchors clockwise into the ground, especially when heavy construction equipment is not permitted in sensitive areas (Check out portable anchor installers from Hubbell Power Systems).
  • Modular components such as anchors can be easily carried to the site, especially if the area’s secluded.


By utilizing CHANCE® Foundations in outdoor areas, you can protect the environment, all while allowing people to enjoy the great outdoors securely. For more information regarding the installation of boardwalks using CHANCE® foundation products, contact Structural Anchor Supply today.