Construction on Spring Lake, NJ, Boardwalk Underway with TimberTech Decking; Boardwalk was Completely Destroyed by Hurricane Sandy

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The two-mile Spring Lake boardwalk in Spring Lake, NJ, is the longest non-commercial boardwalk on the New Jersey shoreline. Completely destroyed after Hurricane Sandy, the boardwalk is now being rebuilt with TimberTech, a durable composite decking.

The Spring Lake Boardwalk was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The lonely pilings await a new substructure and TimberTech deck planks.

“In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we are honored to have TimberTech lend a hand in bringing New Jersey’s boardwalks back,” said Kevin Brennan, VP Sales & Marketing, TimberTech.

Construction of the Spring Lake, NJ, boardwalk is now underway using TimberTech planks. The two-mile Spring Lake boardwalk, the longest non-commercial boardwalk in New Jersey,was completely destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. Spring Lake is a popular seaside beach destination, hosting hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. The job consists of an estimated 30 truckloads of 16 ft. TimberTech planks in Grey, a color that blends in nicely with the seaside environment.

“We were already using TimberTech for the shower platforms here and our Public Works staff and engineer said it’s actually a better choice for the boardwalk than what we had before,” said W. Bryan Dempsey, Borough Administrator, Spring Lake. “It has a sturdier feel and should stand up to the heavy foot traffic and beachfront weather,” he said. “It also looks very natural and the color blends in with the grays of the beach environment.” The TimberTech planks are being supplied to Spring Lake by Jaeger Lumber based in Union, NJ, with shore locations in Belmar and Point Pleasant.

TimberTech Docksider™ is a composite decking material engineered for beachfront environments, standing up to sun, sea spray and sand. Designed for wear and tear, with splinter-free comfort and resistance to warping and rot, it is a larger profile than typical decking and can span 24 inches from the center of one structural joist to the other. In addition, the Grey color and patented VertiGrain™ surface pattern have the natural look of wood, without its problems. It is already in use at several other New Jersey shore locations.

“In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we are honored to have TimberTech lend a hand in bringing New Jersey’s boardwalks back,” said Kevin Brennan, VP Sales & Marketing, TimberTech. “We hope that by getting these icons of the shore back up and running, it will lift the spirits of New Jersey residents and tourists this spring.” TimberTech, a leading alternative deck and rail manufacturer since the mid-1990s, is based in Wilmington, Ohio.

The project will be completed in three phases with the intention of getting the boardwalk operational by Memorial Day weekend 2013, the first big beach weekend for the Jersey shore. The initial phase has started at the South Pavilion and work its way North. The project includes re-building the boardwalk’s entire understructure and then installing approximately 25,000 TimberTech deck boards.

For more information about TimberTech’s Docksider as well as its residential decking and railing products, visit

About TimberTech
TimberTech is one of the world’s top producers of high-performance decking, railing, fencing and lighting solutions. With a passion for outdoor living and a global reputation for quality and innovation, TimberTech delivers a wide range of low-maintenance, wood-alternative products in an unmatched selection of colors and styles – all available through a network of more than 8,500 contractors and dealers worldwide. For more information, visit or view product installation videos on the TimberTech YouTube channel. Stay up-to-date on TimberTech by following the company on Twitter (@TimberTech_deck) or Facebook (/TimberTech).

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