Preventing a Building Collapse

collaspe5-174x300 Preventing a Building Collapse Several concrete columns in the basement of a local 11-story apartment building were noted by Management as being severely cracked.  A Contractor was hired to make the repairs to these columns that supported all floors of the living spaces above.  Heavy duty shoring was installed so that the “Jenga-like” repair process could be safely performed and the building could remain in service.  After the deteriorated concrete was removed, we found severely corroded steel reinforcement that indicated that the structural integrity of the columns were severely compromised.  The repairs were performed in the nick of time.