flexiblefullpage - default
Currently Reading

New Florida boardwalk to use Ecolife pressure-treated wood

billboard - default

New Florida boardwalk to use Ecolife pressure-treated wood

Ecolife has been selected as the wood decking for the new boardwalk serving the popular resort city of Destin, Fla.

By HZ Staff May 31, 2012
Florida, Ecolife, boardwalk, wood decking, natural, project

Ecolife has been selected as the wood decking for the new boardwalk serving the popular resort city of Destin, Fla. The goal of the project was to create a pressure-treated wood structure designed to match the existing infrastructure while being low-maintenance, aesthetically pleasing, and weather-resistant.

Destin’s Harbor Community Redevelopment Agency Board and the Harbor Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Committee selected Ecolife because it offers exceptional beauty, performance and strength. The product’s proven performance benefits ensure the boardwalk will maintain its beauty and integrity for years to come.

“We’re delighted that Ecolife was selected for this prestigious project,” said Christopher Kollwitz, director of marketing for Viance. “The beautiful city of Destin is making a wise investment in its future, and Ecolife natural wood dovetails well with the harbor’s focus on maintaining nature and protecting the environment.”

Real wood delivers a natural look, a solid feel, and a blending with nature not obtained with composite decking. Wood decking does not conduct heat during the blazing Florida summers the way composite decking can. Looking at the lifetime benefits of wood decking vs. composite decking, fewer fossil fuels are used and less acid rain is created within the production cycle of pressure-treated wood.

Southern pine, the wood used for the pressure-treated Ecolife product, is a renewable wood product from sustainably managed forests. It is locally grown throughout the Southeast and locally transported, leaving a much smaller carbon footprint than other product options.

The boardwalk is part of a multi-year, $90 million capital improvement program for the 400-acre Destin Harbor District that includes a public park and plaza, roadway improvements, and land acquisition as part of the initial $15-million phase. Known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” Destin offers unparalleled recreational opportunities and easy access to the aqua waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Its beautiful white sand beaches, world-class fishing, and family-friendly atmosphere draw approximately 4.5 million visitors per year.

“When people come to Destin, we want them to be focused on the beauty that surrounds them,” said Kollwitz. “The boats, the shops, the sand, the water – and the new and attractive boardwalk that brings them all together.”

Related Stories

Building Materials

Construction Material Prices Fell for the Second Straight Month in April

Construction input prices are falling after the pandemic’s historic inflation rates, and these materials are seeing the biggest annual price changes

Home Design

Is 2023 the Year of Tile?

New tile trends focus on wellness, resilience, and stylish interior design

Building Materials

National Strength. Local Touch.

StoneWorks is the only national brand of manufactured stone veneer to offer product with regionalized character alongside full installation…

boombox1 -
native1 - default
halfpage2 -

More in Category

native2 - default
halfpage1 -

Create an account

By creating an account, you agree to Pro Builder's terms of service and privacy policy.

Daily Feed Newsletter

Get Pro Builder in your inbox

Each day, Pro Builder's editors assemble the latest breaking industry news, hottest trends, and most relevant research, delivered to your inbox.

Save the stories you care about

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet lorem ipsum dolor sit amet lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

The bookmark icon allows you to save any story to your account to read it later
Tap it once to save, and tap it again to unsave

It looks like you’re using an ad-blocker!

Pro Builder is an advertisting supported site and we noticed you have ad-blocking enabled in your browser. There are two ways you can keep reading:

Disable your ad-blocker
Disable now
Subscribe to Pro Builder
Already a member? Sign in
Become a Member

Subscribe to Pro Builder for unlimited access

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.