We have noticed some distress in the concrete columns in our apartment, and we have chosen to strengthen it using steel. We are using C section SAIL steel to be fixed on the two sides of the column till it fits flush with the beam. At the ground level, it is anchored to a 12 mm thick plate to the pedestal of the foundation. The complete beam is then plastered
I have two questions-
- Does the above method of strengthening work in reality?
- How should the connection to the beam and the column be made? Will the steel C section on either side of the column with the beam is enough?