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Jorge,

Thanks for you feedback. Can you elaborate on how a direction bore would help. Is this just giving me straight-in holes to fill with a heating element, or did you have something else in mind?

Rich

On 2014-10-03 08:21, Jorge Du Quesne wrote:
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We have two types of horizontal borings here.  A jack and bore and a
directional bore.  A directional bore company sounds like it would be
a good option for you.

On 10/3/2014 5:25 AM, seaint06(--nospam--at)lewisengineering.com wrote:
I have a client with a spiral freezer that has ground heave below the freezer. I'm looking for a way to thaw the ground and keep it thawed.

The freezer is on a concrete slab on ground. The slab steps up about 2 feet at the front of the freezer. Around the other 3 sides the slab is level with the freezer floor. I can see the concrete wall of the 2 feet step rotating outward due to the frozen soil below the freezer. I can also tell the freezer has lifted by observing the top of the freezer at the front. Since I have this 2 feet step I looking for a way to horizontally drill below the freezer and insert some heating elements to thaw the ground. I don't think a liquid or air system is feasible as I can only drill from the front and the loop needed for air or liquid would not be feasible. I'm thinking it needs to be some type

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