STRUCTURAL STRENGTHENING OF BUILDINGS
Structural strengthening is highly important to restore and strengthen historic buildings prone to structural failures. But not only that, strengthening of masonry, either load-bearing or not, is key to restore buildings of all kinds.
There are several reasons why structural strengthening may be needed. In addition to the case of structural strengthening after an earthquake, restoration is also necessary to strengthen historic buildings. The effect of atmospheric agents and excessive pressures over the years may result in degradation of the materials, and therefore, alterations, deformations and cracks in the masonry, which makes strengthening necessary.
For the structural strengthening of buildings, TEP – Taglio e perforazione cemento armato S.r.L. offers strengthening works that take advantage of controlled demolition and drilling techniques. Structures are strengthened by eliminating any micro-cavities present in the wall mass and aggregating again materials make up its inert structure.