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Building Construction Materials and Techniques by P.Purushothama Raj

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PREVENTIVE MEASURES AND MAINTENANCE OF BUILDINGS

30.1 INTRODUCTION

Primarily it is needed to take preventive measures wherever feasible before facing any failure in small or large scale. A small investment or preventive measure taken at the initial stage not only prevents failure but also gives a long life of the building.

Then maintenance plays a major role to make every component of a building to function properly and at the same time increases the lifespan of the building.

Maintenance of floors, doors and windows, sanitary appliances, water supply, drainage system and electrical system are all important.

Further, checking of leakages, identifying the causes of cracks and repairing them or make some preventive measures to avoid such fractures ...

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