Helical Piles for New Duplex

Blake Whippy Residential

Alchemy Construction Ltd was the builder for this project, which consisted of constructing a new two 2-story duplex house with a detached garage, located in East Vancouver, BC. The soils at the project site, were very soft, so a piled option was the best method on which to place the new foundation as conventional excavation was not feasible. The type …

Paramount Tie Down Anchors

Blake Whippy Commercial

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 the …

Helical Anchors

Blake Whippy Commercial

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 it …

Still Creek

Blake Whippy Commercial

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 transportation …

Pipe piles being installed

Skytrain Canopy

Blake Whippy Commercial

Debris from a new development next to the SkyTrain in Surrey, BC posed a risk to the tracks below. Because of this, TerraCana was asked to build a canopy over the tracks to protect them. The SkyTrain footings meant that conventional excavation would damage the tracks. Furthermore, the tracks overhead limited site access. Finally, the resulting foundation needed to have …

Soundwall

Blake Whippy Commercial

A 2016 study by the port of Vancouver showed a 2.4% yearly increase in international trade to the North Shore. To accommodate this projected growth, the City of North Vancouver decided to build the Phillips Avenue overpass to help with traffic flow as well a sound-wall to prevent the local community from being affected by the changes. The main challenges …

Sheet-Pile Slope Restoration

Blake Whippy Commercial

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, …

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 …