The bahareque is a constructive technique made by four components of different materials: wood colums, canning, filling and mud-cover. These components suffer different damages, therefore when repairing these walls different solutions are required for each component. This article presents the first results of a field research, that studied the more frequent damages that undergo these components, and it proposes some recommendations for its repair, based on rehabilitations done in the Zulia State and in the construction of a baharequewall. It was possible to establish that the greater amount of damages was physical and mechanical and they occurred in the mud-cover, component exposed to the environment. The other components only deteriorate when they are uncovered. This study try to offer a source for future researches about the pathology of the bahareque; besides, it can contribute to revalue this technique, being even considered as a technical option for the construction of houses.
Henneberg de León, A. (2012). Aproximación a un estudio sobre las lesiones del bahareque en el estado Zulia, Venezuela. Algunas recomendaciones para su intervención. Informes de La Construccion, 64(525), 63–74. https://doi.org/10.3989/ic.08.049