Duct Bank Installation

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We were asked to prime the foundations for new residences in Queensborough, BC. Normally, a sand preload could be used but this location housed a fibre-optic duct bank. In this case, using a sand preload would have damaged the underlying fibre-optic cables. Duct banks are bundles of PVC piping that house delicate data and electrical cables. They are very sensitive …

Sheet-Pile Slope Restoration

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Our client reached out to us when they noticed that the soil around their water supply tanks was eroding. Since they were near a slope, there was a danger that the site would collapse without intervention. The site presented a number of obstacles. Mainly, the soil was very dense and unreceptive to many popular piling methods. In addition to this, …

Monopole Installation

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Rogers Wireless asked TerraCana to help expand their 4G wireless services. To do this, we needed to install a 35 meter tall monopole at the intersection of Westminster Highway and Highway 99. This foundation needed to ensure long-lasting stability and resilience against weathering. There were many different soil types in this area that needed to be incorporated into the design …

Hell’s Gate Slide Remediation

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Client:Emil Anderson Construction Location: Fraser Canyon, BC A small rock slide occurred at the North end of the Hell’s Gate Atrium Parking lot, next to Highway 1 through the Fraser Canyon. The rock slide compromised one of the south-bound lanes of traffic. Emil Anderson Contracting hired TerraCana Foundation Solutions to install a micropile and tieback foundation to support an MSE …

Building Expansion being installed

Building Expansion

Blake Whippy Commercial

A developer wanted to create an expansion on a development near downtown Victoria. Neighbouring buildings bordered the project site closely and created a narrow work area. The site for this project presented many challenges. The project site was narrow so the neighbouring buildings were in danger of damage. The solution needed to provide a reliable foundation without putting the surrounding …

Helical Pipe Pile Foundation

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Netex Canada Inc. Location: Delta, BC A new residential development was being built next to the Cove Links Golf Course. In this project, TerraCana installed a 60 foot tall mesh fence between the golf course and the new homes. The project called for nine steel poles at 60 feet tall to support the mesh fencing. The soil conditions on the …

Indoor Deep Foundation Installation

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Client: Great Little Box Co. Location: Richmond, BC The Great Little Box printing company wanted to install a new industrial-size printer in its Richmond facility. The new printer required a foundation that could handle a heavy load. Because of this, our design team recommended a deep foundation for stability and strength.  Since the project site was indoors, the building posed a number of limitations. …

New Duplex

Blake Whippy Commercial

Client: Billingsley Construction Ltd. Location: Vancouver, BC A developer wanted to build a new duplex in Vancouver. The soils investigation revealed that the property was over a peat bog. When peat bogs decompose over time, the structures above begin to sink. Carefully designed foundation reinforcement can prevent this and guarantee a long-lasting structure. The project site was in a dense …