Causes And Prevention Of Cracks In Buildings
Md. Shariar Alam, Alauddin Ahmed
Majority of cracks occur when the building or its components
or the material of which the building is made up of is subjected to forces that
are greater than those it can withstand. Cracks may also occur if the materials
used in the building is of poor quality and the construction is not carried out
in accordance with relevant drawings, prescribed job specifications and in a
Cracks can be broadly classified in two categories;
i.e., structural cracks and non-structural cracks.
There are various reasons for developing these
cracks. Such as cracks due to
Much of these cracks are developed due to faulty
design, overloading or other similar fractures. Cracks in a structure give an
impression that the structure is getting unsafe.
ACI Code includes some safety factors to eliminate
cracks. Some precautionary measures need to be taken to eliminate cracks. Causes
and prevention of cracks in structures have been described in this thesis.