Silty Marsh Boardwalk Helical Piles

Project Name

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area


Western Kentucky

Industry / Sector


Project Summary

A scenic boardwalk utilizing CHANCE Helical Piles with Boardwalk Brackets


CHANCE RS2875.203 Helical Piles (Round Shaft 2.875in)
CHANCE Boardwalk Brackets


Varying, but mostly through a silty marsh

Project Challenges

The project was completed in a National Recreation Area along a nature walkway. This required as little disturbance to the terrain as possible.


Boardwalk, scenic walkway, helicals

How did Intech assist in this project?

Intech Anchoring Systems engaged with the US Forestry department and assisted in the design of the project material. The project went out to bid and the project was awarded to Intech. Since Intech does not install the material, we engaged with a local CHANCE partner that coordinated the installation of the project.

What product(s) was/were installed?

A total of (322) RS2875.203 Helical Piles and CHANCE Walkway Brackets were installed.

Why were these products or installation method chosen?

The project scope was to install approximately 1000 feet of boardwalk along a scenic trail. The soils were mostly silty along the lake bottoms and the type of installation method was chosen in order to avoid as much disruption to the natural area as possible.

What were some Project Challenges expected / occurred?

The soil condition varied greatly along the boardwalk path. Due to this, some of the piles’ installation depth needed to be increased to achieve the required torque. This was a relatively minor challenge and was addressed easily by completing a change order and utilizing common material that was secured quickly from local inventories.

What was the outcome of this project?

The project winds throughout the natural scenery of the area. The boardwalk is equipped with safety features and extends across a beautiful bridge overlooking a marsh area were wildlife is commonly spotted.

The Intech Difference

For more than 20 years, Intech Anchoring Systems has supplied commercial, residential, and industrial contractors with geostructural engineering solutions from the leading brand names in our industry. From our regional management team to our engineering, material warehousing, and distribution teams, we are all dedicated to improving the construction experience. We provide a competitive edge for every customer who comes to us. With superior technical support and expert inventory management, we stay prepared to meet your needs and supply the products your projects require.

From our multiple locations, we have extended our reach and increased our availability for customers. We have strategically positioned ourselves to supply our network of specialty contractors and partners with the most proven helical anchors and tiebacks, hollow bar micropiles, and deep foundation solutions. We are here to help you accomplish your goals and complete your projects on time while staying within your budgetary limitations. Our people can aid you by keeping your team current on the latest proper installation techniques. Our training programs were developed to offer comprehensive training in the products we sell and support.

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Tim Comb


Tim is the President of Intech Anchoring and has 25 years of experience in the Civil Engineering and Geostructural Industry. Tim has developed extensive industry knowledge by working to support the needs of specialty contractors at each and every business level. Tim’s diverse industry background has given him exposure to a wide variety civil construction projects, ranging from the simplest residential applications to the most complex commercial and industrial projects. Coupled with a highly skilled and educated team, Tim focuses on providing the highest quality products and solutions to Intech Anchoring’s customers in order to consistently exceed expectations.