Soil Stabilization

Bea Markwick Commercial

A developer wanted to build a 1615 sq. ft. residence in Richmond, BC. The soil type however, was peat over river sand. Without soil stabilization, this soft and unstable soil type rots and causes structures to sink. The project site was a peat bog that had not been de-watered. Because of this, the machinery needed swamp pads for stabilization as …

Pipe piles being installed

Skytrain Canopy

Bea Markwick 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

Bea Markwick 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 …

Retaining Wall

Bea Markwick Residential

A home located on a steep slope in West Vancouver had a retaining wall at the rear of the house. Since the wall had a foundation of fill, it was beginning to fail and threaten the foundation of the home. TerraCana custom developed a solution that worked with the site limitations and specifications. Access to the site was through a …

Duct Bank Installation

Bea Markwick Commercial

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 …

Soundwall

Bea Markwick Commercial

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 …

Helical Pipe Pile Foundation

Bea Markwick Commercial

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

Bea Markwick Commercial

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. …