Skip links

GODERICH SALT MINE

Goderich is home to the largest salt mine in the world, located 1,800 feet below Lake Huron and extends 7 square kilometres underneath the lake.

Several years ago PDI was the demolition contractor who removed Headframe #1. The lessons from the first Headframe allowed for a more streamlined approach and understanding of Headframe #2.

PDI engineered protective steel collar panels midway up the shaft walls to deflect and guide demolition debris from the upper headframe, away from the adjacent structures. The demolition was completed with a high reach excavator with processor and shear attachments. During the demolition process, a mobile crane held the debris screen, in addition to the steel collar protection.

GoderichSalt2

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

This project was valued at $1.4 Million

PDI recycled 100% of the demolition material from this project, with all concrete being sent to the salvage yard to be crushed and processed for recycling. The steel framework, staircase and mechanical equipment were recycled at the metal/scrap facility

This project commenced in January 2018 and was completed two months later in March

PDI IN ACTION

noun comment 106852

Planning was an integral part of our success, ensuring all potential outcomes were addressed during the engineering and sequencing stage.

RELATED PROJECTS

RETURN TO ALL PROJECTS

FEATURED VIDEOS

Watch Priestly Demolition do the unthinkable—and take down the entire Gardiner Expressway Eastbound Ramp in just 5 weekends. This is a fresh new look at the masters of bridge demolition. See drone footage, time-lapse video, and project highlights of this rapid demo from the PDI team, plus a behind the scenes look at how this project plan comes together, and the people who make it happen.

Demolition of the Trafalgar Road and 401 Overpass Bridge

This Rapid Bridge Demolition is different from what you’ve seen before. Watch as PDI crews demolish the structure from both the top and bottom simultaneously. Featuring interviews with our crew.

The Kobelco 1600, A Gamechanger for PDI

This heavily modified, Kobelco 1600, 200T beast will allow us to take down higher buildings than ever before.

Victor Mine, Ontario’s First and Only Open Pit Diamond Mine

Must see demolition of the Victor Mine, where calling in for backup isn't an option. Priestly Demolition flies in additional heavy equipment by Hercules aircrafts, to complete the project in this remote location near James Bay in Northern Ontario.

Underwater Demolition of the Glen Miller Dam 3

Priestly Demolition dives into the murky waters of the Trent Severn Waterway—hammering and removing concrete 16 feet below the surface. This underwater demolition provides a whole new set of challenges, but that's nothing new for PDI and the bigger the challenge, the more excited we get. Watch now to see how it's done.

Must See—New Kind of Demolition for Priestly Demolition

Demolition isn't always about smashing buildings to the ground. See how Priestly Demolition is taking the opposite approach for this project.