Walkways – DNR – Environmentally Sensitive Areas

The Chance® Instant Foundation® Systems for walkways is the support system used in sensitive wetland areas. It provides environmentally safe foundations in Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and all areas that are home to large areas of water, while using safe and secure helical support systems.

A.B. Chance® helical technology, when used in boardwalk support, transfers the load to bearing stratum, isolates the structure from seasonal changes, and can be installed with portable hand-held equipment that provides low-impact installation.

Chance® helical screw anchors are used as instant foundation systems for boardwalk foundations and dock foundations. These are typically connected to the walkway using a Chance® u-shaped bracket, which sleeves over or into the anchor shaft depending upon the anchor selected.

Environmentally Safe Foundations

The piers are also a perfect solution for an environmentally sensitive area where typical construction traffic is prohibited. Minimal disturbance is achieved by using a hand-held torque head, or by a machine that sits on top of the walkway. Chance® boardwalk helical piers are some of the best foundation systems you can find.

Chance® walkway piles are routinely installed in environmentally sensitive areas such as wetlands, beachfronts, prairies, and historical sites. Chance® Walkway Brackets are used to connect timbers or girder beams to Helical Piles. The split bracket design is more universal because beam thickness or tolerance is not a problem.

Boardwalk helical piers and dock helical piers are great alternates to weights or anchors when boats, ships, or buoys are mooring or resting in the harbor. These environmentally safe foundations prevent any disturbances with respect to the fragile harbor bottom. The costs for the installation are typically more economical than other devices.

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