GCS has extensive experience completing road construction removals and excavation. Members of our team have over 20 years experience doing neighborhood rehabilitations and roadway upgrades. As a major part of the annual construction experience in Edmonton, roadway removals and excavation play a unique and vital part of our core business.
GCS has an impeccable record of safety, productivity, and quality. Having performed removals and excavation on many of the major roadways in and around Edmonton. We have also proudly performed roadway work for both the Valley Line LRT and for the Metro Line LRT segments.
Concrete and asphalt removals are done in the most careful manner. Our equipment is masterfully maintained and equipped with the best hydraulic breaker hammers available. We use screens and skirts to protect the public, private property, and vehicles from flying debris. All concrete and asphalt is broken up into reasonably sized pieces and gently loaded up into dump trucks to be recycled into new road base.
The best excavation practices for roadways always starts at the top. It is always best to excavate out the landscaping before anything else. GCS always uses a lawn edger to create a clear, straight, and well-defined limit of excavation in existing landscaping. This technique allows the existing sod to peel away gently and leaves an excellent edge for the new sod to be tied into. Pulling the landscaping excavation into the sidewalk excavation or roadway excavation allows for a more efficient work practice as compared to attempting to complete the landscaping excavation post concrete construction.
Sidewalks and curb/gutters are always excavated out with precision. Whether that be the horizontal alignment, geometry of the excavation, or designed slope, GCS has the tools and expertise to keep all grades to within a +/-10mm range. GCS has access to some of the highest quality excavators to complete sidewalk excavations. Consideration for what size excavator to use is often determined by the obstacles in the path of the sidewalk alignment. Mature trees now pose a serious consideration for all roadwork excavation projects. Whether it be height restrictions, tree roots, or limited access, trees are now a major consideration. GCS has vast experience performing excavations around mature trees and working around tree roots.
Often the key portion of any roadworks excavation is the coring of the roadway. With ever increasingly difficult in road geometry and lowering grade tolerances, road excavation is becoming a challenge to do efficiently. When considering the application of multiple addons such as bike lane structures, LRT tracks, and utility ROW’s, GCS’ expertise, knowledge, and experience could be the difference between a successful project and a project struggling to maintain schedule.
GCS has access to a full range of excavators, skid steers, loaders, and dump trucks to meet any road construction project. All our excavators come with twist wrist buckets and thumbs to expedite both the removals and excavation portions of the job. We carry a full fleet of dump trucks ranging from tandem dump to full quad trucks with pup trailers.