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Baan & Beyond cracked pillar only cosmetic, not structural

Baan & Beyond cracked pillar only cosmetic, not structural

PHUKET: Management at the Baan & Beyond (‘BnB’) store on the bypass road have assured that a crack in a pillar at the building is not dangerous. The “pillar” is only cosmetic and covers a drain, and in no way provides structural support.

By The Phuket News

Monday 10 April 2023, 04:45PM

The concern was raised by a reader of The Phuket News who provided photos of the pillar in question, which showed a deep crack at the base,

“The crack does not affect the structure because it is just a drainage pipe covered to look like the rest of the pillars. It is not a structural pillar,” Samrit Poonchum, General Manager at the store, told The Phuket News today (Apr 10).

A maintenance team had already been tasked with inspecting the “pillar”, located in the parking section on the second floor, Mr Samrit said

“The team removed the concrete that was cracked and will redo the surface to hide the pipe,” he said.

Mr Samrit provided a photo evidencing that the work is being completed.

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Kurt | 12 April 2023 - 07:12:51

For Pascale, your reaction makes no sense. There are no pipes in  pillars of houses, just inside the filling walls.

Pascale | 11 April 2023 - 15:04:03

@Kurt    Pipes in your home are not covered ? They are all visible ? Wow, must be looking really nice.
@megamind     Agree !  All the poster below are !

megamind | 11 April 2023 - 10:04:14

Dont worry: here they are all engineers with over twenty years of experience in the field. Incredibly, engineers are already born, they don't even have to go to school

JohnC | 11 April 2023 - 09:32:41

Why would you cover a drain pipe with concrete to make it look like a pillar in the first place? Thai built!

Kurt | 11 April 2023 - 08:40:14

A whole fake pillar just for that ( leaking?) small drain pipe? I don't believe that thai explanation. A pillar without pillar function, just for a drain pipe? Give me a break.

Kurt | 11 April 2023 - 08:33:53

There should be never drain pipes inside concrete pillars. If pipes start leaking, concrete rot pillars start inside. It can take a long time before the weakening of such pillar becomes visible. Gues that is the case with this 'pillar'. Redo 'surface' only without checking the drain pipe makes no sense. Quick small job thinking, but large budget for it?

Nasa12 | 10 April 2023 - 19:02:09

It’s not only 1 Pilar but 5, only one have drains pipe. 

Old guy | 10 April 2023 - 18:08:44

If the construction is bad here, what would make anyone think it's good every place else? 


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