RMOW’s Compost Facility Update
JSTL Construction was retained to undertake an extensive update of the RMOW’s waste management facility in Callaghan Valley. The goal of this project was to build a long retaining wall to support both the dirt from the slope next to it and eventually the roof that will cover this area. This was challenging work but JSTL Construction’s years of experience and expertise ensured that the job was completed in time, and to the highest standards.
The project is located adjacent to an especially long and unstable slope. JSTL Construction successfully performed precise work with an excavator to adjust the grades and make the terrain was safe to undertake the work below the slope. Furthermore, the project was taking place during Whistler’s rainy fall season and required active monitoring of the slope as heavy rain and early snow could bring all our hard work crashing down!
The excavation work for the footing was faced with more challenges with the presence of excessive groundwater. To mitigate the issue, we installed additional drainage pipes. Once that was complete, we were finally able to pour the footing.
The third phase of the project was to set the foundation to build the forms for a huge wall, measuring over 100′ long. This also included 4 large columns of 4′ in diameter. Once everything was formed, we poured almost 170 cubic meters of concrete, creating a highly stable structure.
The project was completed while fighting against some serious rain. The threat of early snow was ever-present, but our efficient project and time management helped us finish everything just before the first snow finally settled on the ground!