Skip to main content
Asked a question 2 years ago

Discuss types of damages in Column, Beam and Slabs? Discuss in detail how damages of those members can be repaired?

Where am I?

In TheConstructor you can ask and answer questions and share your experience with others!

Fasi Ur Rahman
Author at The Constructor

Hello Babar,
The type of damages and their causes to the structural members such as columns, beams, slabs are due to one of the following reasons-
(click on the links to know in detail about the type of damage and its causes)

  1. Sliding of Roofs off the Supports20
  2. Falling of Infill Walls14
  3. Crushing of Column Ends and Virtual Hinging12
  4. Short Column Effect11
  5. Diagonal Cracking in the Columns10
  6. Diagonal Cracking of Column Beam Joint12
  7. Pulling Out of the Reinforcing Bars15
  8. Collapse of Gable Frames10
  9. Foundation Sinking and Tilting12

The damages to the structural members can be repaired by following the below-given steps-(click on the links to know in detail about the steps involved in the repair of structural members)

  1. Determine Causes of Concrete Defects15
  2. Assess the Extent of Concrete Damage13
  3. Evaluate the Need for Concrete Repair13
  4. Select Concrete Repair Method13
  5. Prepare Damaged Concrete for Repair12
  6. Apply Suitable Repair Method12
  7. Cure Repaired Concrete8