Categories: Environmental
The City of Vancouver sought to create a vibrant street update through the inclusion of new walking space and urban tree boulevards; their challenge was finding the right structural soil to support the weight load of the sidewalk and pavers while allowing the trees access to the air, nutrients and water they required.
Project Details – Granville Street Re-Design

City of Vancouver
Landscape Architect
PWL Partnership
Vancouver, B.C.
Veratec Products & Services Required
SureBase Structural Soil



  • Street redesign incorporates to add natural appeal and a sense of vibrancy on the historic streetscape.
  • 2,200 cubic metres of SureBase structural soil used under the sidewalk to provide support and stability while allowing appropriate space for the tree root base to grow and thrive in the urban environment.
  • SureBase by Veratec is a proven and predictable product what consistently meets standards for compaction and prevents future damage while protecting your tree investment in the urban environment.