Ground floor country house, detached, right in front of the sea, on the beach “Argassi” of Zakynthos, built in the 1960s from reinforced concrete.
The load-bearing structure exhibited extensive concrete carbonation and “reinforcement” corrosion due to its proximity to the aggressive sea environment.
The building was almost ready to collapse.
In 2005 it was decided to renovate and rehabilitate it, while strengthening the reinforced concrete skeleton against earthquake, given that the house is in a highly “seismic-prone” area.
The proposed reinforcement solution was to maintain parts of the building and to add vertical, reinforced concrete elements to ensure its resistance against vertical and horizontal loads.
The works were completed in two months, with simultaneous reconstruction of the interior walls and the E/M installations.