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Abbotsford, BC
Key Services
  • Excavation and Disposal
  • Structural Demolition

Milestone completed remediation work for the Sumas First Nation on a former historic brick plant site known as the Kilgard/Sumas Clay Products Brick Manufacturing Plant. It operated from the early 1900s and has been under community ownership and operation since 1979. The remediation work was to address contamination and pave the way for the establishment of a commemorative park dedicated to preserving the legacy of the brick plant and its importance to the Sumas First Nation. The site is also now in a state allowing for possible future property redevelopment.

Key Challenges
Key Solutions

Project Scope

  • Site survey and utilities protection.
  • Installation of sediment and erosion control measures.
  • Construction of a new brick storage shelter on site.
  • Relocation of brick pallets from the existing shelter to the new shelter.
  • Salvaging and stacking approximately 600 – 700 bricks from the kiln ducts and former kiln footprints.
  • Transporting and disposing of contaminated soil exceeding provincially mandated standards.
  • Supply, transportation and placement of backfill.
  • Compaction testing the backfill and summary reporting by suitably qualified Geotechnical Engineer.
  • Demolition of the brick storage area shelter, including its foundation.
  • Demolition of two remaining kilns, transport and dispose of bricks and associated debris off-site.
  • Temporary storage of water collected from excavations.
  • Upgrading of storm and sanitary services.
  • Construction of lock block wall.
  • Well decommissioning.

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