Arctic and Hudson Bay Lowlands Improvement
On the Road
Located along James and Hudson Bay and in between the Canadian Shield, the Arctic and Hudson Lowlands' have a problem which involves one of the main means of transportation. Since it has been discovered we know it has been in glaciation for the last one thousand years leaving permafrost. The roads in the Lowlands are cracking because of the Permafrost (Frozen subsoil). Permafrost is frozen subsoil however there's been a change. ITS MELTING! This evolution in the soil has rendered the roads very unstable to drive on because the Permafrost is under both Hummus and Topsoil. If the base is not stable the structure will collapse which is what's happening to the roads.
The Arctic and Hudson Bay Lowlands have a colder climate because it's located up in the northern parts. It's also because the land form is flat creating no barriers like mountains to slow winds down. The flat land also creates more of a reason to support the roads. The rocks found in the Lowland area are mainly sedimentary rocks. Most permafrost is found near sedimentary rock areas.
At JACK we design, manufacture, ship and install various Jack systems. In the past we have created products like The Jack Cycle (1985), The Car Jack (1990), The Port-a-Jack(1995), The Jack Cycle 2 (2000), , The Portable Jack 2 (2005) and The Jack Lite(2010). It has been five years since our last product so we are here to show case our new product.
Our New Product
The Government of Canada has tasked us with a experimental program which pushed us passed suspending motorcycles, cars and other vehicles. We are now able to suspend ROADS! The Jack Under-road is twenty meters squared, it can extend to a maximum height of two meters and exert a maximum weight of fifteen tonnes. That's the equivalent of fifteen trucks. It costs about three hundred dollars to create a top of the line, military grade tech. It's rust, dirt and water proof.
How it works
The Jack Under-road suspends the Hummus and Topsoil by replacing the space the permafrost has left. The Jack keeps the roads parallel to the land and prevents the road from further breaking. For example some permafrost has melted and there's nothing there to hold it up, the road will crumble and be out of order to use for several days. Now imagine that same scenario but with The Jack there. It provides full support and prevents cracks in roads. In the event of an earthquake, The Jack will keep the road from cracking by matching the vibration frequency. The maximum magnitude of an earthquake The Jack can endure is a 7 on the Richter Scale.
What works Best
The Arctic and Hudson Bay Lowlands is the perfect region to try this machinery because of its conditions. It provides damaged soil in a remote place so agriculture is unlikely near impossible however data collected from The Jack Under-road can future help dictate stability of land and improve on infrastructure. When all the permafrost has disappeared, the The Jack Under-road will still be supporting roads and providing safety to roads in The Arctic and Hudson Bay Lowlands.