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PTC Vibrolance

Ground improvement is a technique/methodology of increasing the bearing capacity of loose soils in situ without the removal of soils.

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How to Deal with Helical Pile Obstructions [FAQ]

One thing that we take pride in at EBS is our ability to tackle difficult projects. This has been a milestone year for those types of projects. The more complex a project, the more questions people have about helical piles and micropiles.

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History of Helical Piles

Following our deep dive into the history of micropiles, we thought it would only be fitting for us to take you along on our next journey into the 1800’s to discover the history of helical piles and how their use has grown worldwide.

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Winter Load Testing for Helical Piles & Micropiles

Load testing of helical piles is the best method of determining the capacity of the pile foundation design. The results of the load test can be used to verify design assumptions. Load tests can be performed at different stages of design and construction.

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Micropiles Support Hydro One Towers

Hydro One Networks Inc. required a foundation system to support seven CGS towers near Chatham, Ontario. These proposed towers connected the power generated by the wind turbines to the Ontario electrical grid.

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Micropiles: Find a Way or Make One

They say time flies when you’re doing what you love, and we couldn’t agree more. It’s been a decade since our first micropile job, and we can’t imagine our business without it.

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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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View from the Hill

A proud symbol of our capital city, Parliament Hill represents Canada's 150 years of tradition, adversity, and growth. 

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Raising the Bar

In a gated community near the shores of Wasaga Beach, two homes required remedial foundation work. 

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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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Join us at Construct Canada 2016

EBS is proud to announce that we will be participating in the 28th Annual Construct Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Wednesday, November 30th to Friday, December 2nd, 2016.

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Join us at Construct Canada

The 27th Annual Construct Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre will take place on Wednesday, December 2nd to Friday, December 4th. EBS is pleased to announce we will be exhibiting once again this year at booth 1019, this will be our 10th year being part of this event.  

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