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Building Foundations

With the noble goal of assisting women who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, Belinda’s Place stands as the brightest light on a high-traffic Yonge Street corner in Newmarket. 

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What's behind the letters G, E, O?

Our quarterly industry publication, the GEO Newsletter is surely one of our favourite communication pieces. From a marketing perspective, it shines light on the industry which we are so passionate about and takes EBS as a company out of focus – and believe us, sometimes we a need a break from all that boasting.

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Back to School from a Co-op Term

My name is Josh Simpson and I’m about to start my fifth and final year of the Geological Engineering program at the University of Waterloo. The program is five years and incorporates a maximum of six different four month co-op terms that are scattered between academic terms.

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Through Frozen Ground, Cobbles & Boulders

A proposed 55,000 square foot Cineplex movie theatre in Kitchener, ON was to be built and EBS was awarded the project to support highly loaded columns in the structure. In addition to compression loads, the columns also had to resist uplift loads.

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View from the Hill

A proud symbol of our capital city, Parliament Hill represents Canada's 150 years of tradition, adversity, and growth. EBS Geostructural had the opportunity to support an intricate staircase situated on a slope...

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Raising the Bar

In a gated community near the shores of Wasaga Beach, two homes required remedial foundation work. Poor soil conditions and freezing temperatures compromised the slabs resulting in slab movement and structural distress in the home. 

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(VIDEO) Micropile Installation

EBS has installed over 15,700 micropiles on over 120 projects. A micropile is a small diameter (305mm or less) friction pile that is bored or drilled and can be installed at an angle to accommodate axial and lateral loads. Micropiles may be cased or uncased depending on soil conditions and application. They can be installed in soil, rock, cobbles and boulders, through man-made obstructions or in areas with high water tables to depths in excess of 60 metres (200 ft.)

To give you a better understanding of what the micropile installation process looks like, we’ve created this video.  

 

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