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Old 08-10-14, 06:46 AM
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Repair to damaged load-bearing concrete post

I live in a 8th floor apartment with a concrete structure and brick facade. I have recently discovered that about twenty years ago a previous owner had fitted a central heating flue through the vertical concrete pier. The hole is 14 inch x 14 and the pier is 30 inch wide. The two vertical and two horizontal steel bars have been cut.

What are the repair options?

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Old 08-10-14, 07:45 AM
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That is so far out of the realm of Do It Yourself (DIY)! That definitely requires a Professional Engineer's opinion.
 
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The work needing to be done is the building owner's responsibility, not yours. Contact them, telling them what you've discovered, such that they can find an appropriate engineer and contractor to design and make the proper repairs.
 
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Seeing the London location and mention of a hole hacked through a column and cut rebar gave me visions of Ronan Point.
 
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Hi

Thanks for this. (I'm surprised you are aware of Ronan Point. My friend's father was the estate caretaker at the time when a section of the tower block collapsed).

As soon as I inform the owners of the 'freehold' they will decide which 'professionals' to employ and which repair option to pursue. As leaseholder, I will have to pay the bill whatever the cost. Thus I'm interested in understanding repair options professionals or DIY might use.
 
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are you certain you're responsible for the repair costs ?
 
 

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