BURNCO produces and sells a broad range of aggregate products in British Columbia, Alberta and the USA.
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Land and Resources
The Land and Resource Department locates, permits and oversees the development of all pits. It ensures BURNCO’s compliance with government regulations and also sets new standards for minimizing environmental concerns, land use conflicts and reclamation.
Production Operations utilize our portable and stationary crushing and washing plants to process aggregate from raw pit run material into a vast array of products.
Sales Operations market the aggregate material to contractors, government and other BURNCO Divisions.
The Quality Assurance Department
The Quality Assurance Department constantly monitors and tests all aggregate products, whether it be road gravel, pipe bedding rock or concrete and asphalt aggregate. Our knowledgeable and experienced professionals ensure all BURNCO aggregate products comply with the wide range of specifications for every application.
Gravel is a non-renewal natural resource and is not found everywhere. It must be located, developed and reclaimed in a responsible manner. All levels of government regulate the gravel industry.
BURNCO reclaims their properties to final end use, sites are reclaimed back to farming and ranching, other examples are turning lands into parks and subdivisions as a final end use of the land.
BURNCO is a nationally recognized as an industry leader in responsible practice and site reclamation. Carburn Park and the Riverbend subdivision in southeast Calgary are located on a former BURNCO gravel pit. This showcase development effectively demonstrates the company’s commitment to reclamation.
All About Aggregates
Canada’s Aggregate Facts
- A typical single family home uses about 160 tonnes (that’s about 12 truck loads) of gravel. You’ll find it beneath the basement floor, as drainage rock around the foundation to prevent basement flooding, in the concrete walls, floors, steps, sidewalk, patio and driveway. Even your home’s windows and stucco siding are made with sand!
- Toothpaste contains talc, which is a product of aggregate mining.
- Construction of the Father Michael Troy School in Edmonton, completed in 2003, required 29,000 tonnes of aggregate. Aggregate is needed for the concrete walls, floors, sidewalks, parking areas and any mortar work.
- In one year, Alberta uses enough aggregate to build a wall around the entire province (that’s 3,990 km), measuring 3.8 metres (12.5 ft) high by 1 metre (3.3 ft) thick!
- Construction of a tall office tower uses more than 100,000 tonnes of aggregate, mainly in the concrete.
- Gravel mining is a necessary but temporary use of land. You may also be surprised to learn that many of Alberta’s golf courses, lakes, and parks, were once aggregate mining sites.