Issues you may face
Reinforced concrete columns carry and transfer load from beams and slabs down to the foundations of the structure. Additional loads or deterioration of the column can result in overloading of the column, causing buckling and cracking of the columns. Shear cracks can develop when the column is severely overloaded.
Excessive loads to reinforced concrete columns can result in 3 failure modes:
Bending of the column due to insufficient flexural bending reinforcement.
Insufficient shear reinforcement causes structural cracks.
3. Impact damage
Vehicle strikes, blast impact or physical impact can weaken the structural strength of columns.