From beams, to structural slabs, to walkways and waterslides, Béton Provincial’s signature is all over the new Valcartier Vacation Village tourist site, one of the largest water parks in Canada.
In total, 12,000 m3 of concrete were used to bring this complex to life, welcomed enthusiastically by vacationers and the local economic community alike. At the height of the project, around twenty Béton Provincial employees were involved.
According to key partners in the project, creating the raft, the concrete platform that serves as the foundation for the entire new construction, presented the team with a significant challenge. This operation is highly technical, involving considerable amounts of concrete and framework, and is essential when a building is constructed on a thick bed of sand, as is the case for the new Valcartier Vacation Village complex.
When building a raft foundation, concrete is poured several times in different sequences. For the Valcartier site, there were five successive pours of up to 700 metres of concrete each.
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