Extendicare is an 115,000 SF, long term care facility which houses 180 residences. Residents will live in 30-bed households and each will have its own lounge, dining and activity area. The facility has three internal courtyards with a walking surface which will allow those with cognitive impairment to be outdoors in a safe environment. Some of the amenities include:
- An internet café
- Fireplace lounge
- Games room
One challenge Ball Construction faced was the very poor soil condition of the site.
Our Project Manager proposed using an unconventional foundation system – a floating slab called Legalett GEO-slab. The Legalett GEO-slab insulated slab-on-grade floor slab and foundation forming system is ideal for frost protected shallow foundations. The Legalett radiant heat system circulates warm air through a network of air piping cast into the insulated monolithic concrete slab foundation which is custom engineered to the building specifications. This system provides for a faster and more efficient site preparation due to the use of a flat gravel bed. The simple installation of the Legalett GEO-Slab components in the slab also increases installation efficiency. This successful solution proved to save Extendicare time and money.
Met Schedule and Budget