Falling temperatures, falling ice – not a good combination. “The towers were collecting ice during the winter time,” said Jeff Himmelwright. “That ice would come down from the tower, hit the foundation and sheer the concrete off.”
The situation was problematic, as damaged foundations would lead to damaged communication towers. The solution was the application of a two-component coating to prevent the concrete sheering from the falling ice. Implementing the solution was another matter, as the towers were linked together by an old access road (although “road” is a generous description; it was really more of a trail).