Housekeeping is essential to extend the life of any structure
BV Bhedasgaonkar, a Consulting Engineer

Housekeeping is essential to extend the life of any structure

All structural components such as columns, beams, slabs, walls, domes, vaults, retaining walls, load bearing walls, shells of chimneys, silos, tanks, etc that carry the loads in a structure, undergo distress at earlier or later in their life span.

One of the main techniques for assessment is a very detailed visual observation of the structure. BV Bhedasgaonkar, a Consulting Engineer believes that the observation done by an experienced eye can reveal the defects, probable causes of defects and give an idea about possible ways to arrest the damage due to defects and bring the structure back to original condition.

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