Repairs & Renovation of Kyo-Machiya Houses (Q&A)
The pillars around the sink might be decaying. If they are, I want to replace them, but can I legally repair them?
⇒ Can be repaired legally.
* Repair of half or less of columns and beams
⇒ The above repair is not subject to retroactive application of the Building Standard Law.
After reinforcing the beam
Columns and beams can be reinforced within the legal framework. Reinforcing columns and beams with supporting columns and beams is not subject to retroactive application of the Building Standard Law.
Before repairing the column
After repairing the column
Partial repairs of columns and beams can be made within the legal framework. Repairs of less than half of the columns and beams (columns are counted for each floor) is not subject to retroactive application of the Building Standard Law.
Note: If major structural components such as columns and beams have deteriorated due to mite damage or decay, repairing these components and making them sound will improve earthquake resistance.
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