How to Build a
Walkway or Boardwalk
There are many ways you can add atmosphere to your garden with landscaping. A wooden walkway or elevated boardwalk is a great way to shape or connect your garden, add a natural flow along your favorite flower beds or a practical pathway around your veggie garden.
A simple wooden boardwalk is not a difficult thing to build and if you use GroundPlug® TwisterTM footings for your walkway you won’t need to do any laborsome digging at all. You will be done with your walkway project in just a day or two.
Use the GroundPlug® Easy Mounting SystemTM for raised or ground level footpaths
The GroundPlug® Easy Mounting SystemTM can be used for both raised or groundlevel walkways. In this project, which was quite a long walkway in a challenging forest terrain, the GroundPlug® TwisterTM footings where combined with a baseplate and steel beams to create a levelled structure for the 150 meter boardwalk angling its way through the trees.
The GroundPlug® Easy Mounting SystemTM offers a very high adjustment tolerance in all directions. This was a huge advantage with the many roots and rocks in the forest terrain, where digging to install traditional concrete footings would have been extremely difficult and time consuming.
- Build and level your walkway support beams
Combine the beams for your walkway with brackets placing the beams about 80 cm apart or 20-30 cm closer than the planned width of your walkway boards
- Set desired height and level the walkway beams
Use pavers to position the walkway beams at the required height and level with wedges
- Position the GroundPlug® TwisterTM footings and and drive them into the ground
Screw the GroundPlug® TwisterTM footing into the ground using an electric drill, impact wrench or handtool with socket wrench. Align the top of the nut with the bottom of the wooden beams.
- Mount the GroundPlug® TwisterTM footing to the beams
Bolt the angle brackets to the footings and then to the side of the wooden beams using galvanized screws.
- Remove temporary supports under wooden beams
The walkway supports are now ready for installation of your choosen walkway boards.
The GroundPlug® Easy Mounting SystemTM is a smart no-dig footing solution that consists of:
1 GroundPlug® TwisterTM, 1 bracket & 1 bolt
The GroundPlug® Easy Mounting SystemTM can be installed fast and easy with commonly available tools in only 15 seconds per footing.
in your garden?
GroundPlug® Easy Mounting SystemTM makes landscaping much easier. Install a wooden walkway or footpath in just 1 weekend.
This school walkway of 150 meters through forest vegetation where digging down concrete footings would have been very challenging. For this project we used:
- 2 GroundPlug® TwisterTM M16 1000 mm for every 2 meter length of the footpath.
If you don’t need to elevate your footpath and you have good carrying capacity you the GroundPlug® TwisterTM M12/600 mm will be sufficient.
See other DIY projects using the
GroundPlug® Easy Mounting SystemTM
and see how the smart and easy GroundPlug® TwisterTM footings.
was used for other awesome backyard projects.