Strong winds, such as heavy rain and intense heat, are the effects of the weather experienced by homes in tropical countries such as Indonesia. The wind is a blessing when the size is decent (not very sturdy).
Wind with a fairly large amount can be maximized for safe ventilation in the house through ventilation. However, during the transition period, very strong winds often come unexpectedly.
The impact is also not kidding, strong winds can damage buildings and the contents of the house. These strong winds often come with rain and can cause home damage from minor to severe damage.
A hurricane is one of those that can wreak havoc. The house may be hit by several items and building components blown by the wind. Or the roof cover lifts and flies which causes rain inside the house and disturbs all its contents.
To protect the house from the danger of strong winds, IDEA Lovers need to identify any parts of the house that are potentially affected by strong winds and quickly secure them with the right predictions.
Here are 4 parts of the house that must be checked for their condition as well as some safety measures from strong winds. This is worth trying to avoid paying more expensive revisions.
Dynamic wind behavior creates loads and pressures that can harm building structural components, especially roof structures. Carry out inspections of roof shingles and other parts of the roof evenly. Give a temporary revision to avoid damaged parts falling off and flying. Add or strengthen the roof covering with nails and clips. These two components can prevent the roof covering from being lifted easily. Not only that, use an underlay. This is a roof component that is placed at the base of the roof.
Use this underlay to produce moisture in the building so that humidity is always maintained. In relation to the behavior of the wind, this roof underlay also serves to prevent the entry and exit of wind from the ceiling space so that the building does not stagnate with fluctuating wind pressure. The open roof design similar to a human lung is thought to be one of the solutions to the high winds.
In addition to allowing the formation of air changes, the presence of cavities in the roof also serves to make all components of the roof always normal when exposed to positive pressure forces (wind winds) and negative pressure forces (suction winds). With an open roof design, air can flow freely in and out through the sidelines of the roof covering. Reforestation with lush leafy plants and firmly rooted can also be tried to reduce the bad effects of strong winds that hit the roof of the house.
Column and structure
The threat of strong winds on the building can also cause the house column to crack. There are 2 types of cracks in the column, namely hair cracks and structural cracks. Both should not be underestimated, considering that the column in a building structure acts as a load distributor from the cubicle so that it is supported by the foundation. Wind pressure is a force from outside the building that can cause hairline cracks in the column.
Although it does not greatly affect the strength of the column, hair cracks have the potential to cause corrosion if allowed to reach the steel reinforcement. There are also structural cracks (cracks of more than 2 mm) that can occur if the column is unable to withstand external loads, one of which is strong winds.
Steel reinforcement that begins to break down due to such corrosion will affect the strength of other structures in the house. If, you create this characteristic of destruction in the house column, treat it immediately. To avoid further damage, apply injection of epoxy (concrete coating material) on the column cracks.
Crack the structure, undergo inspection with the encouragement of the architect. If the condition is not quite good, you can also fill the structural cracks with epoxy liquid.
If the column can no longer withstand the load, you need to increase the size of the column so that it can withstand the load.
Items and Furniture
If you see that the weather has started to get windy, start securing some items that are generally placed outdoors.
Starting from furniture on the terrace of the house, meat grill equipment, trash cans and exercise equipment can be dangerous objects if blown by strong winds.
They can be blown away by the wind and hit buildings or even the guards of your house.
Don’t forget to park your car away from plants, street lights, and power lines.
If possible, place it in the garage zone.
If you have plants near your home, make sure they are in good condition.
Cut down dead plants and branches before they break and hit people or homes.
The problem of strong winds often occurs when the yard is located in a large building, especially for buildings located in empty city corridors or spaces, such as wind tunnels between building towers.
Continue to be large the position of the yard, continue to be strong the ability of the wind to blow.
After all, wind gusts help the evaporation process in plants.
Large wind speeds that are not safe in large buildings can be controlled by using shelter belts.
Wind modification can also use windbreaks (windbreaks), whose working principle is not much different from shelter belts. Windbreaks can be in the form of chambers or artificial covers with a certain porosity.