Under-strength floor slabs
When an existing building is undergoing a change of use and the floor cannot take the extra loading, webertec force composite strengthening system can be designed and used to provide extra load capacity.
Deflections in reinforced concrete floor slabs and balconies are caused by bending of the floor slabs due to both dead weight and imposed live loads. The creation of new access points can cause further problems of stability which will need to be addressed.
1. Deflections due to loading
When additional dead or imposed load is added to the floor slabs, then excessive deflections can cause structural cracks to appear and unevenness of the floor. This can cause problems to internal finishes and raised-access floor systems.
2. Problems due to changes of use in a building
Changes of use in a building can result in new openings being required through the floor slab for access or equipment. The floor slab needs to be strengthened before openings are cut through the slab.
Use external bonded reinforcement
Install externally-bonded carbon fibre plates to strengthen the floor slab and reduce the deflection due to loads.
Solution with the following Weber products
High-performance carbon fibre plate reinforcement for structural strengthening