New house – First Nations archeological site
Installation of 40 piles to hold up concrete grade beams as the foundations of a new house on a water front First Nations archeological site.
This project also included screw piles foundations for a deck.
In its May 5th, 2016’s edition, the Coast Reporter newspaper detailed a very interesting story behind this project. Who would have thought our screw piles could have historical implications?
The new home these customers wanted to build on their lot required over 40 P312 piles from Postech Victoria / Vancouver Island.
As you can see, protective fencing and keep-out signs surrounded the property to prevent unauthorized people from accessing the construction site and moving the newly-discovered midden.
Ground conditions gave a bit of a challenge to Postech Victoria / Vancouver Island on this project. Since the project site was on a water front location, sand deposits easily reached it. Our team thus had to deal with very dense, packed sand once organics were removed from the ground.
Another view of our piles, this time coming from the front of the house.
Aside from a house, this project also involved building a new deck on P238 piles for this water front location. Here is a quick glance at them once installed by our Postech Victoria / Vancouver Island team.
The work is well underway!
A look at our screw piles from under the deck that was just built. Postech Victoria / Vancouver Island used U-Shaped head to support the structure.
There you go! By the time this photo was taken, the work of Postech Victoria / Vancouver Island had just been completed and other workers were about to take over. This is a project we are very proud of because it has saved customers a lot of money while promoting the preservation of the Sechelt First Nations community's heritage. This project also brought us a great visibility in terms of foundations on archaeological sites.