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Boardwalk Foundation Considerations

Every boardwalk owner is different, as is every boardwalk. Many people think that the reason for most of those differences is the designer’s style and the owner’s personal opinion of materials. That is one consideration, but the designer doesn’t design a boardwalk based only on style preferences. There are many other factors put into creating the perfect boardwalk for an area. The most important is functionality, and part of that is finding the right type of foundation. Several foundation materials can be used in boardwalk construction, such as wood, fiberglass, and concrete. The foundation can also be deep or shallow. […]

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Green Bridge Construction: What It Means

Green building, including for bridge construction companies, means building in a sustainable way. It’s a common misconception that green building is expensive, though it does help protect the environment. However, there are many advantages, and sustainability is about more than just adding expense to a construction project. Advantages and Methods Bridge construction companies – especially those that specialize in working in environmentally sensitive areas – know the impact of using global resources. As an industry, construction companies have updated building practices to reduce the effects on the environment and reduce waste while building. Using renewable materials, reducing waste, and reducing […]

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Planting Around Your Wooden Structure

Spring is an amazing time of the year for planting. Greenery and colorful flowers can enhance your yard, both so you can enjoy it better and to increase the value if you choose to sell it later. Whether you’re planting around the foundation of your home or near a deck, gazebo, or other structure, there are some things you need to keep in mind. Choose the Right Plants for Your Area Many people choose plants only based on how they look. When searching for new flowers or shrubbery for your yard, you should also consider whether the plant will thrive […]

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Why You Should Maintain Your Walkways

Walkways are built to help you get where you need to go more easily. Whether it’s a ½ mile boardwalk through the forest or a short bridge over a stream, it needs to be maintained properly for several reasons. Maintain Safety Safety should always be your main concern, and that requires bridge upkeep. If debris builds up on the walkway, it could create obstructions that can trip and possibly injure pedestrians. Likewise, if wood rots or a repair is otherwise needed, a foot can break through a board. It is important to clean the walkway, treat the wood for protection, […]

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The Importance of Conserving Wildlife Habitats

What would it mean if you walked outside and didn’t see birds flying overhead, rabbits hopping in the grass, or any other wildlife? Protecting our wildlife is important. Each animal in a habitat has its place in the ecosystem, and without them, future generations won’t be able to enjoy nature. Endangered Wildlife More than 700 species of animals in the United States are considered threatened or endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Many more animals are protected around the world. Each of these species is a vital part of its habitat. Some species are food for other wildlife, […]

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Choosing Materials for a Pier

Many people love being on or around water, and for good reason. The views are often beautiful, and there is almost always plentiful underwater wildlife to watch. On a hot day, being in the water or just feeling the cool ocean breeze is refreshing. One of the best ways to enjoy the water is on a pier, where you can fish, observe, or even jump into the water. One thing some people overlook when planning a pier, however, is the best materials to use for building. Whether you use wood, a composite, concrete – or a combination – there are […]

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Steps to Completing Your Project

When you decide on a bridge, boardwalk, deck, or other wooden structure that you’d like on your property, you want it completed as soon as possible. Your construction company will work with you to get started as quickly as their schedule allows, but there are several steps to keep in mind during the process. Estimate The first step to bridge construction – or building any other type of structure – is to get an estimate for the work. For this, you’ll need to have at least a rough idea of how you want the design, though knowing details at this […]

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Planning Your Spring Projects 

The weather is cool now, but Spring will be here soon. You’ll want to enjoy the warmer weather as soon as possible, so now’s the time to start thinking about outside projects that will help you relax, hike, or get to the water more easily. Winter is the ideal time of year to start planning for these projects. Planning is easier now because the cold is keeping you indoors, so what better time is better for dreaming of your outdoor space? Look at your design options online now so you have a better idea of the type of project you […]

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Accredited Quality Contractor: What it Means

The Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) designation demonstrates that a contractor excels in the construction industry. Even more, AQCs must follow strict safety guidelines, continually train employees to be the best in the industry, and show their commitment to employees and the community. Since 1993, the program has publicly honored the nation’s best contractors with the AQC designation. Background of AQC AQC is a designation offered by Associated Builders and Contractors. The trade association encourages and trains contractors to work responsibly and rewards those who go above and beyond. For example, the Associated Builders and Contractors STEP program evaluates the company’s […]

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Why Pedestrian Bridges are Important

Pedestrian bridges are a specific type of bridge built for one purpose – to help people walk over an obstacle. People use these specialized bridges for relaxing strolls or simply to get from one place to another, such as a golfer walking across a creek to access the next green. Runners and cyclists also use bridges. Pedestrian bridges are important in many ways. Reasons for Building a Pedestrian Bridge The most common reason for building a bridge is to cross water. Whether it’s a river, stream, or a larger body of water such as a lake, bridges have been used […]

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When planning your next project, plan with Nature Bridges: (850) 997-8585

AQC Pledge

As an Accredited Quality Contractor, our company is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality construction services we care deeply about our employees and the communities in which we build. We are proud to be part of the construction industry and are dedicated to the principle of free enterprise. We commit ourselves to serve our communities and to provide our employees with the skills they need to work safely and productively in order to meet the needs of our clients.

We are proud to be recognized as Accredited Quality Contractors by the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

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