Structural Strengthening in Concrete Repair
Structural strengthening, restoring and adding capacity, is an integral part of today’s concrete repair industry. Structural strengthening may be required for increasing load capacity of beams, columns, walls, and/or slabs, seismic retrofitting, supporting additional live or dead loads not included in original design, to relieve stresses generated by design or construction errors, or to restore original load capacity to damaged structural elements.
As an expert concrete company, Vector Construction is a recognized leader in the research and development of the structural strengthening technology. Our engineers are actively involved in the acceptance of this technology through associations such as ACI, ICRI, and ISIS Canada. Over the years Vector Construction has initiated, supported and completed numerous research and test projects, together with research staff from various universities, that has lead to the currently accepted design guidelines and building and bridge codes.
Along with the more conventional strengthening approach, where additional reinforcing steel is added to the structural element by increasing its concrete cross section, Vector is an expert for selecting and installing the right strengthening system for the job.
Vector Construction is a concrete company offering structural strengthening and concrete repair services to clients throughout North America, including Canada and the U.S.