Running parallel to the Sentosa Gateway, spanning the narrow strait between the mainland and Sentosa, linking the waterfront promenade at Vivocity to the arrival plaza of Resorts World Sentosa, the 620-metre Sentosa Boardwalk is South-East Asia’s largest thematic walkway.
Built at a cost of S$70 million, the boardwalk covers an area of approximately 16,500 square metres and ranges from 25 to 40 metres in width, with about half of the total area consisting of timber decking.
eneath the more than 8,000 square metres of decking is over 15,000 VersiJack® S height and slope-adjustable pedestals, supporting the composite timber panels to a height of more than 500 mm. This new generation pedestal for paver and decking bearer support, designed and supplied by Elmich Pty Ltd, provided a cost-effective, eco-friendly and sustainable way to construct the timber-deck of the boardwalk.
VersiJack® S is engineered to reduce material, construction and project lifecycle costs, especially when used to support paver or decking heights of 500 mm and above. It offers a choice of three pedestal tops (43, 84 and 164 mm) and two pedestal bases (74 and 117 mm), which in combination with a 245 – 265 mm extender, enables support heights of above 500 mm using only three main component parts on each pedestal. The new generation pedestal design also has greater stability and better compressive strength.
VersiJack® S eliminates need for or use of brick, concrete or metal piers for installation of the decking. It is quick and easy to install and being manufactured of recycled materials, it is also environmental friendly. The pedestal has a wide and stable base, which unlike brick and metal piers, will not penetrate and compromise the integrity of waterproofing membranes. For added stability, it can also be locked at desired heights by fastening a self-tapping screw along its side for each extension used.