D&G Ferguson Potato Farms
The expansive potato farm needed an equally large storage barn to fit millions of Farmer Vander Zaag’s harvest.
Food storage requires storage conditions that are guaranteed to maintain their temperature to ensure their freshness. Farmer Vander Zaag’s potatoes needed storage that will last for many months, using construction materials that will help to maintain the storage barn’s temperatures and last for many decades.
Tilt Wall devised a hybrid approach to this challenge, resulting in an exterior built of wood, with insulated concrete panels making up the interior walls. The six-inch-thick solid concrete walls use thermal mall properties to keep temperatures in line with the strict humidity requirements needed to maintain potatoes.
Location & YearAlliston, Ontario
General ContractorDouble O Construction Inc.
Structural EngineerMcNeil Engineering & Construction Inc
Building Footprint22,000 sq ft
Total # of Panels47
Weight of Heaviest Panel105,000 lbs
Height of Tallest Panel21'-3"
Size of Largest Panel875 sq ft
Project FinishPaint and Reveal
Non-Insulated Panels17,200 sq ft
Insulated Panels0 sq ft
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About Tilt Wall
Tilt Wall is a subcontractor committed to bringing a superior building product to the Ontario construction industry since 2001. With its tilt-up construction and design experience it is able to assist their clients design buildings with lasting beauty and value. It takes pride in building lasting relationships, and impacting the lives of those around them in positive ways.