Foundation Test

01 18 2011

Over the weekend, the proposed foundation, 1" steel rebar embedded into the ice, was tested.

 A hole was drilled at 60°  (equal to the angle of the base of the fibreglass structure) 14" into the ice. The water on the ice is from a hole previously drilled, to find out the depth of the ice (16").


Testing the ice bond...

As a result of this testing, when the warming hut is built (next week!) the steel will be placed into the ice at around 70° - 80°. This will allow the foundation to open up the base of the structure slightly. 

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