Creating A Road Extension

project on Broome Avenue in Courtice

Our project on Broome Avenue in Courtice was to create a road extension within a 1-acre lot joining Broome Avenue and Duval Street including a cul-de-sac. Our work encompassed the majority of the site preparation for these new homes including:

  • Environmental controls
  • Tree removal
  • Topsoil stripping
  • Sanitary and storm sewer installation
  • Waterman and fire hydrants 
  • Water and Sewer services for lots
  • Site grading
  • Road construction 
  • Curb and asphalt paving

With a smaller site area to work within came a handful of challenges. Thankfully our highly skilled operators were able to work around the tight quarters with the large machines this project required. And with poor access, given the homes located on either side of the site, our sewer crew implemented trench boxes to give themselves safe working access for sewer and water connections. With this area having high-water tables it required constant dewatering.  Sub-excavation and clear stone bedding was required to accommodate the saturated soil conditions.

As this is a residential area where families already reside, versus many of our earthworks projects in new developments, our team tried to work as quietly as possible to not disturb the residents. As well as being extra cognizant of extra safety concerns as children live and play nearby. 

For our Sewer Crew this was a full circle job since they were able to see the entirety of the project from start to finish. So often our crews only get to see a single piece of the puzzle and never experience seeing the result of the finished product before moving on to the next site. On paving day it was important to Ross to have the same crew see the finished product with it’s shiny new asphalt be able to say “we did that”. Richard’s Sewer Crew did a fantastic job completing this job despite the challenges and with help from both Bill and Ross on preparing the road for Coco Paving to come in and add the finishing touches for us. 

Videos of some of the process at this site.

Storm Damage Repair

Todd Brothers Storm Repair Crew

On Saturday May 21st a severe weather alert was released for southern Ontario, including Whitchurch Stouffville, the home of Todd Brothers Contracting. Many homes and businesses were damaged in the storm as extremely heavy winds and rain swept through the area throughout the night. There were countless downed trees blocking roads, driveways, and causing concern for the community’s overall safety. The Todd Brothers team jumped into action by removing trees however way possible.   Ross and family jumped in heavy haulers and equipment to clear road ways the next day. In the following weeks Team TB worked daily to clear trees and haul them away especially the hard-hit lake areas where large trees had come down in a very populated residential area.

The project was a huge undertaking, with countless truck-loads of brush, a handful of very hard-working team members, faced with weeks of work in very hot and humid weather . Tree removal is not our typical day-to-day work here at Todd Brothers, but when the community needed us, we rose to the occasion and gave 100%. During this process we received the following feedback from the residents in a neighborhood that was especially hard hit:

 

“I would like to give a big shout out to the folks at Todd Brothers for their timely, thorough and tireless efforts in cleaning up our neighborhoods in Island Lake Estates.  We have many seniors living on the street who would have been lost without you (and the Town) stepping up to help us.

I’m not sure what Todd Brothers are charging and frankly, I don’t care – it was worth every penny.  To Ross Todd, you have some great employees working for you – please pass along our appreciation for their hard work.

Regards,

President – Island Lake Resident’s Association”

 

Often the community does not get to see the work that we do here at Todd Brothers, so receiving such a positive reception from community members was extremely meaningful and refreshing.

Our 300th Piece of Equipment

equipment at Todd Brothers Contracting

Over 40 years later and we have recently brought TB300 to our fleet. This 300th piece of equipment went to one of our amazing Foremen Richard, and seems fitting seeing as one of Ross’ first purchases was a 1980 Jeep Pickup he used as a work truck when he began Todd Brothers Contracting in 1980. Ross is steadfast in his method of building a successful business: don’t accrue debt, and work with great people (crediting his wonderful wife Cindy and talented employees both past and present). These pieces of equipment are always formally welcomed into the TB family, as Ross makes it a point to drop by the Todd family home with any new equipment to take a signature photo in front of wherever he was living at the time. Some may find this odd (particularly his neighbours) but after many years of this ritual, this is surely nothing new to them.

All in all, Ross has built this business and accumulated all 300 pieces of equipment over years of trial and error (ask Cindy about the 3-in-1 Septic truck). But has now finetuned Todd Brother’s offerings, specializing in the world of Heavy Equipment: focusing on Earthworks, Sewer & Watermain, Demolition, and Bridge/Road Construction. With a solid foundation to build on, plus the Todd family at the helm, growth and expansion are inevitable. Growing “Team TB” from the ground up as a member of one to employing over 70 people, it’s only been 40+ years in the sandbox now, we can’t wait to see what another 40+ years will bring Todd Brothers!

Check out our photo gallery for more photos to swipe through TB01 and TB02 and a few in between to TB300, it’s not only 40 years of memories but also 40 years of growth #teamTB

Recycling Rocks

Earthworks recycled material

Sometimes we are able to provide services which include re-using unwanted materials from one project and placing them in new location which can help improve the site.

Baker Hill Bridge

Todd Brothers was retained in the Construction of the Baker Hill Bridge. Scope of construction included directional drill installation of water-main under the creek, storm sewer construction, landscaping, bridge and road construction.

Location

Stouffville

Value

$3,700,000

Consultant

SCS Consulting Group

Owner

Stouffcon Eight

Date

July 2017

Category

Bridge Construction, Road Construction, Sewer and Watermain

Highland Gate

Completed in 2017, the Highland Gate subdivision was one of our most demanding earthworks projects to date. The site was originally a  golf course and was surrounded by hundreds of existing estate lots placing emphasis on competent dust mitigation and erosion control. A temporary Haul road and bridge was built through a protected wetland to facilitate site access. Over 100`000M3 was exported in 3 months in difficult ground conditions.

Location

Aurora, ON

Value

$3,500,000

Consultant

SCS Consulting Group

Owner

Geranium

Date

August, 2017

Category

Earthwork, Road Construction

 

Sunderland Sewage Lagoon Expansion

Todd brothers was awarded the contract for a lagoon expansion for the region Of Durham.  This project involved the installation of :  forcemains, valve chambers, Geotextile Liner system and Sand protection layer.

Location

Sunderland, ON

Value

$2,400,000

Consultant

WSP

Owner

Region of Durham

Date

July 2016

Category

Sewer and Watermain

 

Queens Landing Subdivision

Todd Brothers completed the Earthworks program for the Queens landing subdivision in 2016. This project involved the excavation of a 120`000m3, 7m deep storm pond. Most of the fill had to cross a York Region road, traffic control and road cleaning allowed the 12 rock trucks required to pass between sites on the 2km haul route.

Location

East Gwillimbury, ON

Value

$2,400,000

Consultant

Schaeffers Consulting Group

Owner

Minto

Date

September 2016

Category

Earthwork

 

Bloomington Estates

Todd Brothers was contracted to complete the earthworks and servicing of a 28 lot estate subdivision. This project was completed on time and on budget.

Owner

Logan Homes

Consultant

SCS Consulting Group

Value

$3,100,000

Location

Stouffville, ON

Date

August 01, 2016

Category

Earthwork, Road Construction, Sewer and Watermain

 

Curb Pouring

Putting down curbs

Spring time activities are in full swing.  One of the projects this week is putting down curbs in a newly completed residential neighbourhood build by Logan Homes.