Recently we are witnessing more and more buildings collapsing. If these are new buildings and if these are old buildings. In both cases, one of the professionals responsible for the physical strength of the structure is responsible. You should contact a professional building engineer to get an opinion review once every 5 years. When it comes to new buildings, part of the building engineer’s responsibility is to make sure that buildings are sealed and insulated so that they withstand the ravages of nature, time and physical loads on two levels: vertical load – such as flooring, walls, roofs, etc.; Horizontal – winds, rains and water, storms, earthquakes, etc. that cannot be accurately predicted.
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Dangerous buildings – as in planning new buildings. Here too, the definition of dangerous buildings will be done by a professional building engineer. The building engineer will check for the first signs such as: external cracks, cracks in the structure’s skeleton – foundations, pillars, exposed iron bars, peeling of external cladding (plaster, tiles, colored plaster , etc.).
These signs can arise as a result of poor construction, the dimension of time (old and ancient buildings) or as a result of severe weather events and earthquakes. As mentioned, a building engineer will check the strength and impermeability of the structure and accordingly the structure will be defined as dangerous or it can continue to be used with a preservation treatment of sealing and restoration.
Note: Not every sign (crack and/or leakage) will define the building as dangerous.
In any case, you can start the process of sealing and restoring buildings under the supervision of the building engineer. Of course, this process is different between a dangerous structure, and a structure that we want to seal, isolate and restore. In this process, it should be noted that sometimes these are adjacent buildings. That’s why you need to take care of the process of sealing the connection between buildings, in order not to cause sealing problems in the neighboring buildings and their risk.
The process of sealing and restoring dangerous buildings:
Once the building has been defined as dangerous by the building engineer. (usually on behalf of the municipality), there is an immediate obligation on the occupants of the building to take care of the restoration and sealing of the building. The residents of the building must take care of the process. It is from beginning to end, the purpose of which is to remove the threat of a dangerous building order. including all costs involved.
The sealing and restoration process includes a meeting of the building’s tenants, persuading reluctant tenants (in the case of a residential building, you can contact the housing culture association and even legal courts, etc.), determining the nature of the renovation, restoration and sealing, such as: strengthening foundations, adding supports (columns, walls, etc.), On the sealing side – filling cracks, painting, cladding and appropriate sealing. In the event of a defect and risk due to moisture, it is very important to perform the appropriate sealing process to eliminate the moisture and the risk of the structure.
The company Denber Projects Ltd. 0503551551 , has been specializing for 30 years in the restoration and renovation of these buildings. The company repairs and handles all sealing works and ensures that they are brought to the engineer’s approval, to remove the definition “dangerous building”.
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