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The Welland Canal is a crucial transportation route connecting Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Every year, an estimated 3,000 ships transporting 40 million tons of cargo pass through the canal, making it a significant economic waterway for the region.

With an experienced crew, a detailed demolition plan and access to a large fleet of equipment, PDI removed 2500 cubic metres of concrete from 6 sections (each 100 feet deep) of the canal wall in just 13 days. High reach machines, grinders and concrete crushers were craned down to the lock floor to demolish the canal walls from the bottom up. To speed up the process, PDI brought in a large hammer attachment to pair with our high reach machines.

Our team’s expertise, quick pivots and detailed plan allowed us to complete the demolition as scheduled and made way for an upgraded tie-up lock system that modernized the process of moving ships through the canal.

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This project was valued at $456,000

PDI recycled 95% of the material from this site

This project commenced in October 2017, PDI continues to conduct annual ongoing maintenance at the Welland Canal


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