Paramount Tie Down Anchors

Brent Higgs Commercial

Challenges The project site presented a few challenges. Previously, the site received stone columns to increase the soil density. So this meant that we had to install our anchors through the dense soils. As well as in some cases being installed directly through the stone columns. Another challenge faced was the level of the water table in Richmond, which created …

Helical Anchors

Brent Higgs Commercial

Challenges This site presented no real challenges for TerraCana. The only minor challenges faced were due to an extremely dense first meter of ground. As a result this meant the material was installed at a very high torque. Close to the capacity of the grade of steel selected for the project. As a result this provides excellent structural support, but …

Still Creek

Brent Higgs Commercial

Project An old pedestrian bridge across Still Creek in Burnaby Lake Regional Park was at the end of its lifespan. Metro Vancouver and the City of Burnaby needed contractors with specialized equipment that would not damage the environmentally sensitive area. The project location was in the middle of the park. This meant that TerraCana needed to take into account careful …

Build-as-you-go boardwalk

Estuary Boardwalk

Brent Higgs Commercial

Project TerraCana engineered, installed, framed and built this boardwalk in Tsawwassen, BC. It lays 15 feet wide and 1100 feet long in this scenic estuary. Challenges The estuary is an environmentally sensitive area that is home to thousands of nesting birds and rare plant species. TerraCana used a build-as-you-go approach to preserve the environment while still laying down a lasting …