Thursday, May 8, 2008

Water Test

Since the goal of this project is to stop water infiltration, tests have to be done in order to correctly identify the location and cause of leaks. On Wednesday the project team did a water test on the dome. As you can see in the photo, water was sprayed on the outside of the dome to simulate a rain storm while other project team members stood inside watching for leaks.

The test proved successful and we have now documented the areas prone to leaking. Some of the seams are letting in water, as is the connection between the weathervane and the dome. The next step will be to tighten up and seal those areas so that the water stays on the outside of the tower from now on.