Technical Blast Consulting

Project Blast Bidding

At Maple Leaf Powder Company we know how to bid blasting jobs. Use us as a sounding board to confirm your numbers. We will study the project plans and give you a breakdown of all your blasting associated costs. This includes explosives, detonators, drilling and labor, blasting mats, fly rock control, preshear and buffer lines, vibration and environmental concerns.

Our recommendations can give you best and worse case scenarios, allowing us to provide you with accurate information related to appropriate use of various explosives and detonators.

Blast Design

A key to a successful blasting job is starting out right with the correct design. At Maple Leaf Powder we design the blast to fit your equipment and the specifications of the job. Each project has its own unique concerns and situations. We have the experience to recognize the problem areas and design your blasting to address these. Our on site computer programs give you quick and effective response to all situations.

Over 34 years of combined experience in design and blasting control allow us to provide you with simple and easy to understand plans.

Preblast Surveys

Before any Blasting can take place an in depth site and surrounding area survey must be done. Digital photos and videos of all structures and equipment are recorded for preblast condition. Vibration, noise and pounds per delay levels are then adjusted to meet structural conditions.

Explosive Purchasing

MLP has worked in a sales capacity with all the major explosive suppliers. We know how their systems work. We know the individual product and service strengths of each company. Let us assist you in getting the best product for the job with the best service and price. Need a powder or detonator magazine?

We currently have several magazines available to rent. A phone call will secure a magazine for your site within hours.

Environment Damage control

At Maple Leaf Powder we know how to minimize the effects on the environment and the surrounding area. Whether it is a fish or marine habitat issue, a riparian zone, a delicate structure, or concerned citizens, we have been there before. Maple Leaf Powder has unique ways to minimize the impact on all of these.

Vibration and Sound Monitoring

With the use of high tech seismic equipment we will monitor your blasts. Through our vast experience we can determine ahead of time vibration levels to insure your pounds per delay will not over load the vibration to a nearby structure.

Work History & Clientele


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  • Paramount Drilling and Blasting Ltd
  • Westrock Contractors Ltd
  • Spencer's Excavating Ltd
  • JJM Construction Ltd
  • KLOR Construction Ltd
  • NAC Construction Ltd
  • DND Colwood
  • Killeen Explosives Ltd
  • Explosives Ltd
  • Austin Powder Ltd
  • ICI Explosives Inc
  • Continental Explosives Ltd
  • Orica Inc
  • Sardis Explosives Ltd
  • Cil/Orion Inc
  • Gulf Island Trucking Ltd
  • Dave's Blasting
  • Timberwest
  • MacMillan Bloedel Ltd
  • Slocan Forest Products
  • Victoria Waterboard
  • J.A.McKay Trucking Ltd
  • Bubber Bay Quarry
  • Jakes Contracting
  • Koers Engineering Ltd
  • Holnam Inc
  • Construction Aggregates
  • Pacific Blasting
  • Whistler/Blackcomb
  • BC Ministry of Highways
  • Parks Canada
  • Fernie Alpine Resort
  • Ski Louise
  • Red Mountain Ski Area
  • Canadian Avalanche Association
  • Kickinghorse Mountain Resort
  • Mount Washington Ski Hill
  • Whitewater Ski Hill
  • Groen Blasting Ltd
  • Currier Construction Ltd
  • Mars Contracting Ltd
  • M R Adama Enterprises Ltd
  • Emil Anderson Construction Ltd
  • Inlet Scaling Ltd
  • Pilldolla Contracting Ltd
  • Tripp Creek Contracting Ltd
  • Workers Compensation Board Of BC
  • Gregson Contracting Ltd
  • Prospect Equipment Ltd
  • Mount Hood Meadows Oregon
  • Telluride Ski and Golf Colorado
  • Aspen Highlands Colorado
  • Aspen Snowmass Colorado
  • Emrick and Hill Ltd Denver
  • Crested Butte Colorado
  • Dyno Nobel Inc Salt Lake City
  • Snow Basin Utah
  • Jackson Hole Wyoming
  • Wyoming Department of Transportation
  • Washington State Department of Transportation Stevens Pass, Snowqualmie Pass
  • Crystal Mountain Washington
  • Sugar Bowl California
  • Mount Rose Ski Hill Nevada

Work History

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • CIL/Orion Technical Sales Representative avalanche control, Alberta, BC
  • DND Tankfarm upgrade, Colwood, Victroria BC
  • Vancouver Island Highway Construction
  • Admirals Walk shopping plaza, Victoria BC
  • MacMillan Bloedel Harmac dock construction, underwater blasting, Nanaimo BC
  • Vancouver Island natural gas pipeline, Texada Island BC
  • Terrace/Prince Rupert Highway Construction, BC
  • Hugh Keenlyside Dam, Castlegar BC
  • San Juan Valley Forest road construction, Cowichan BC
  • Sulphur Passage forest road construction, Clayoquot Sound BC
  • Kleeptee River forest road construction, Gold River BC
  • Fleet River forest road construction, Cowichan BC
  • Stocking Creek forest road construction, Ladysmith BC
  • Toquart Bay forest road construction, Toquart Bay BC
  • Cypre River/Beddingfield forest road construction, Clayoquot Sound BC
  • Rosander/Carmanah/Caycuse/Franklin River forest road construction, Port Alberni BC
  • Sewell Inlet/Davidson Creek/Sandspit forest road construction, Queen Charlotte Islands BC
  • Powel Daniels forest road construction, Powell River BC
  • Mission tree farm forest road construction, Mission BC
  • Bubber Bay/Holnam/Imperial limestone quarries, Texada Island BC
  • Construction Aggregates quarry, Victoria BC
  • Malaspina College blasting instructor, Nanaimo BC
  • Ridley Island Coal Terminal, Prince Rupert BC
  • BCR railway tunnels Anzac/Table Mountain/Tumbler Ridge BC
  • Canada Wide Mines Grand Duke property, Stewart BC
  • Silvanna Mines, Sandon BC
  • Tasu Mine, Queen Charlotte Islands BC
  • Horne Lake Spillway reconstruction, Qualicum BC
  • Atkins Common Development, Ganges, Salt Spring Island BC