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Asphalt

Part of what makes asphalt so effective is because many precautions are taken to provide proper water drainage. Slopes and catch basins prevent water from getting under the asphalt (which can freeze and thaw) and can cause serious damage.

High Water Tables

We have had a ton of rain this past month. High water tables can cause all kinds of issues during the construction process. The water table is the surface zone in which water can saturate the soil. There are a variety of factors that can impact the water tables such as degree of ground saturation, …

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Parking Lots and Design

For the most space-conscious parking slots, always opt for the 90 degree angled spaces.  They are also easier for customers to park especially in high traffic areas such as convenience stores.

New Development & Highway Upgrades

New developments significantly increase traffic and highway upgrades are often required to meet the demand. As per government policy, the local municipality is financially responsible to fund the highway upgrades into new developments. Municipalities can:-Apply conditions to subdivisions and development-collect fee and off-site levies-receive provincial transportation grants which can be used to fund highway improvements …

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Did You Know?

An average of 59% of developments require rezoning in Canada and approximately 65% of developments in Alberta. Most municipalities usually require the applicant to submit a Phase I environmental assessment along with their rezoning application.