Winter Has Finally Arrived!




Pouring concrete in the cold weather has its challenges, but we also get to enjoy days of incredible beauty! There’s nothing quite like a blanket of fresh snow or hoarfrost on winter trees.





The two sites pictured are Cleartech Warehouse for Petra Holdings, and Sturgeon Lake Women’s Shelter for JEN COL Construction.

Two Edmonton Grocery Stores

Tundra recently completed the foundations for two new Edmonton grocery stores: a Co-op Food Store located in the Orchards neighbourhood, and a new Sobey’s FreshCo located on Manning Drive. We’re proud of our workers for completing both jobs on extremely tight schedules, and it was great to work for these two general contactors again: Norson Construction and Eton-West Construction!


Mina Harvey


Erik Chandler

Support Staff

Shoppers Drug Mart – Gateway Blvd

Tundra recently completed the foundation for this new Shoppers Drug Mart going up on Gateway Blvd in Edmonton. This was a fun job for us, and our first for Fillmore Construction, who we hope to work with again! We love pic #3: it showcases the difference in formwork quality between the loading dock grade beam (not exposed to view) and the ramp wall (will be visible).




FCL/Co-op Lumber Distribution Hub is out of the ground!




We love hearing how easy it is to build on our foundations! Tundra completed the grade beam for the new FCL/Co-op Lumber Distribution Hub in Fort Saskatchewan, AB with 100% accuracy on our anchor bolts. The steel erecting crew was able to place the building with zero problems!

For anyone who doesn’t know structural concrete, these high-strength anchor bolts cast into the concrete play a vital role: they transfer the loads from the steel column to the foundation. Their location needs to be extremely accurate, typically within 3 or 6mm!

We’re proud that we got it done in the middle of winter, with temperatures dropping as low as -25C. We were able to maintain our schedule despite the extra time needed to heat the formwork, rebar, and concrete while it cured.

Thanks to our client, Pemco Construction Ltd. and site superintendent Jordan Woods – you were great to work with! Looking forward to the next one!


3 New Gas Station Foundations

Edmonton, Red Deer, Sylvan Lake

Tundra Foundations finished three new gas stations in August and September for Keller Construction: a Petro-Canada convenience store, car wash, and canopy in the Edmonton Windermere neighborhood; a Circle-K convenience store and car wash in Sylvan Lake, and a Circle-K car wash in Red Deer.

All sites were great to work on –kudos to the three different Keller site superintendents: Chris, Earl, and Rick!

Check out the complicated step footings for one of the car washes!



St Thomas Aquinas School

Provost, AB

We are proud of the work we completed for Jen-Col Construction! The new St Thomas Aquinas School project was a great experience and the team at Jen-Col was responsive and easy to work for.

The project itself was fairly standard: 5’ foundation wall on footing throughout. The only out-of-the-ordinary concrete formwork were the two suspended concrete beams above large gymnasium openings.

Our scope was completed in early October 2020.

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