Skyline Drive – North Vancouver

Skyline Drive – North Vancouver
This was a very unique restoration project that consisted of major structural rot and foundation failure. During the first phase, significant demolition of existing decks, retaining walls and a massive chimney/fireplace was done before the rebuild began. 7 concrete micro piles were drilled into the ground followed by a concrete foundation “belt” that was poured against the existing foundation and on top of the piles. A very labour intensive project on a lot with a slope of approx 35 degrees!

The second phase proved to be very challenging. The existing “A-frame” roof structure had to be shored or supported, independent of the existing structure, to carry the weight of the entire roof while the rotted sections of the existing timber rafters were cut away. Steel C-channels were craned up and over the trees from the road below before being slid into place by hand. Steel columns were then welded to the C-channels and steel rafter extensions and then bolted to the new concrete foundation from phase one. This assembly now carries the combined weight of the floor, walls and roof structure of the A-frame building.

The scope of the work at my property was of considerable proportion. It comprised some demolition, foundation, structural and framing. It could have been a nightmare. Instead, it was swift, clean and precise. Owen and his crew, all of whom I got to know by name were courteous, professional, punctual, reliable and very skilled. They delivered the work according to schedule and on budget and in my opinion, went above and beyond duty. For all these reasons, I recommend Can-Swiss contracting with out reserves or hesitation. Next spring I am planning to do some more work in other areas and I will definitely be calling them.

Manuel S. / Skyline Dr

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