Elmich supplied over 15,000 VersiJack S height- and slope-adjustable pedestals to support more than 8000m² of timber decking on the 620m Sentosa Boardwalk.

The Sentosa Boardwalk is South-East Asia's largest thematic walkway running parallel to the Sentosa Gateway, spanning the narrow strait between the mainland and Sentosa, and linking the waterfront promenade at Vivocity to the arrival plaza of Resorts World Sentosa. Built at a cost of S$70 million, the boardwalk covers an area of approximately 16,500m² and ranges from 25 to 40 metres in width, with about half of the total area consisting of timber decking.

Elmich’s VersiJack S height and slope-adjustable pedestals support the composite timber panels to a height of more than 500mm. Designed and supplied by Elmich, the new generation pedestal for paver and decking bearer support made from recycled materials provides a cost-effective, eco-friendly and sustainable way to construct the timber deck of the boardwalk.

VersiJack S pedestals

Engineered to reduce material, construction and project lifecycle costs, especially when used to support paver or decking heights of 500mm and above, VersiJack S 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 500mm using only three main component parts on each pedestal. 

In addition to offering greater stability and better compressive strength, the raised decking platform conceals various unsightly utilities supporting several amenities including the travellators, retail, food and beverage outlets and other conveniences lining the length of the boardwalk. VersiJack S also allows easy accessibility for servicing when required. The improved surface drainage additionally helps to keep the decking surface dry and safe.

Top and bottom slope-correctors available for VersiJack S allow compensation of up to 10% keeping pedestals upright on a sloping surface, while minimising possibility of toppling at extended heights. Bearer holders have been installed at the top of the pedestals to keep the bearers firmly in place.

VersiJack S eliminates the need for brick, concrete or metal piers for installation of the decking. The pedestal’s wide and stable base 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.

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