Critical Concrete Column Repair Outline
A concrete column fell into critical condition when a precast parking garage developed potentially compromising structural damage during construction. Several columns interior to the structure showed signs of stress and concrete spalling due to a flaw in the construction process. Damage was sustained when the pressure of bearing weight forced a grouted baseplate through concrete column causing significant spalling and undermining the structural integrity of the garage. Immediate construction safety measures were implemented in the form of steel clamps supporting the cracked and rapidly deteriorating column prior to our crews arriving on site. Our project managers worked with structural repair engineers to develop an initial stabilization of the column and a definitive repair solution.