Housekeeping is essential to extend the life of any structure

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Kindly explain to our readers in simple terms what is meant by structural restoration or retrofitting of a structure. How does it differ from architectural restoration?
All structural components such as columns, beams, slabs, walls, domes, vaults, retaining walls, load bearing walls, shells of chimneys, silos, tanks, etc that carry the loads in a structure, undergo distress at earlier or later in their life span. Relieving this distress is done by repairing and retrofitting the structural components. Architectural restoration, on the other hand, concerns mainly with restoring the functional components of the structures such as non-load bearing walls, windows, doors, plasters, tiling, plumbing, electrical etc. Repairs and retrofitting of RCC stru