Menard Canada

Bearing Capacity and Settlement Control

Bearing capacity is the capability of the soil to support foundation loads and is closely related to the settlement experienced by a structure. Insufficient bearing capacity can lead to intolerable total and differential settlements, or even foundation failure. Menard Canada offers many ground improvement methods for increasing the bearing capacity of a variety of soil types. These ground improvement methods include compaction techniques such as Dynamic Compaction, consolidation techniques such as Vacuum Consolidation and soil reinforcement techniques such as Controlled Modulus Columns, just to name a few. By offering a wide array of techniques, Menard Canada can provide our clients with the most appropriate ground improvement technique (or combination of techniques) based on soil, structure and performance requirements.

Featured Bearing Capacity and Settlement Control Projects

  • Regina Bypass

    Regina, SK
    The Regina Bypass represents a massive construction project for the capital city of Saskatchewan. The project consists of a series of roads and bridges all over the metropolitan area. As part of the bridge design, wick drains were to be installed under the approach embankments to decrease consolidation time. Menard Canada was selected as the wick drain contractor for Bridge... Read More
  • Spur Rail Line

    Belle Plaine, SK
    The Belle Plaine Spur Rail Line is a facility and rail line expansion completed for Canadian Pacific in Belle Plaine, Saskatchewan. This project is a part of a larger overall construction plan to build a Canadian Pacific rail line to service the K+S Legacy potash mine northeast of Moose Jaw, SK. The vertical wick drain ground improvement work was required... Read More
  • Federal Building – Estimauville Site

    Québec, QC
    Menard Canada was awarded by Québec City the soil improvement works requiring vibro replacement for the foundation of a future federal building located on the Estimauville site in the Beauport district of Québec. Read More
  • Ste. Anne's Elementary School Extension

    Ottawa, ON
    The project involved the construction of an extension to the existing Ste Anne’s Elementary School located at 340 York Street in Ottawa, Ontario. Due to the poor existing ground conditions encountered at site a soil improvement program was required prior to beginning construction. Menard Canada proposed a ground improvement approach consisting of Rapid Impact Compaction (RIC) to compact the soil with... Read More