WALL TIE REPLACEMENT
Cavity wall ties were introduced in the early 20th century and builders use wall ties to hold separated walls together forming a “cavity wall system”. It is now the standard that any modern property is built with a cavity wall. The cavity gives resistance to weather penetrating the property living space and helps improve the thermal performance of the wall. Quite often our surveyors inspect the property and find out that the structural problem happened because there are simply not enough ties holding the wall in place or the bond with the existing wall ties is not good. In these cases, we need to install more ties to strengthen the defective wall. If the external walls of your property are built with a cavity construction then the 2 walls will be tied together with wall ties. Sometimes the wall ties corrode or there may not be enough existing ties to stop the external wall from moving. We can survey the existing wall tie condition and position within the wall and offer a practical solution to ensure that the cavity wall remains structurally sound to carry out the purpose it was designed to do.
Crack stitching is a type of masonry repair. The name suggests what it does as it is the method used to repair cracked walls. We use our masonry crack stitching systems to reinforce the walls stability. Our team will use different types of crack stitching bars, which will be grouted across the cracks or pinned into the masonry. This method reconnects the wall allowing any loads to be transferred through the masonry. Our team use our crack stitching systems to repair cracked masonry of any kind as it offers the ideal solution to the problem and stabilises the wall. This type of repair will not only provide structural integrity to your property but will also protect against penetrating damp at the cracked masonry area after repair. It is important that your property is protected against moisture as it may lead to a damp problem within your home and cause deterioration to internal fabric.
Are you kept awake at night worrying about the damage woodworm could be causing to your home? There are a number of different woodworm beetles. The one that you have can dictate the type and extent of your problem. For example, wood boring beetles in house timbers can create greater destruction than woodworm in furniture. Woodworm is the larvae of wood boring beetles. Species include the Furniture beetle, Deathwatch beetle, House Longhorn beetle and Powder Post beetle. The larvae of these beetles life cycle varies between 3 to 11 years, boring through all types of timber before emerging to breed. Woodworm can be devastating for timbers and could cause costly structural damage. Identify woodworm in your commercial or residential property today and save yourself time and money in the future. Almost all of the structural damage these little critters can cause will occur during this juvenile stage where the woodworm are hidden from sight, buried deep into the wood.
This service is commonly used by our clients that have sites with poor access. Our fixed wing drone is capable of high accuracy and high resolution mapping cost effectively over large areas, with 200ha possible in a single flight. The significant cost and time savings of drone surveys means that they are a genuine alternative to conventional inspection methods are are fast becoming the number 1 method of conducting regular visual inspections on structures, utilities and infrastructure.
- Removing the need to erect scaffold or specialist access for difficult to reach areas
- Minimising the need for physical surveys and the risk involved
- Before and after comparisons of completed work areas can be easily assessed
- Multiple inspections to various locations saving time and money
Roof felt acts as a protective barrier for your property, protecting it from the wind, rain and snow (as well as pests, such as insects, bats and birds). Your roof is one of the most important parts of a building, protecting it from the elements. Therefore, keeping your roof in good condition is important for a number of reasons. Here are some of the great benefits of roof felt: It acts as a moisture barrier, being completely waterproof. It prevents damage to the underlying roof structure. Many homeowners have roof felt under roof tiles or a flat roof covering for sheds and garages, protecting them from the elements. Damage to your roofing felt can lead to leaks and other problems, such as damp patches appearing on ceilings in your home. Old felt can become brittle and start to deteriorate over time. Patch repairs will work for small-scale damage to roofing felt, however, over time you may need to replace the roof felt for the whole roof.
DAMP COURSE INJECTION
Damp proof injection is a fast, cost-efficient and highly effective form of rising damp treatment. The process involves injecting a silicone-based damp proof cream into drilled holes in the property. The solution then penetrates the masonry and creates a water repellent barrier. One of the key benefits of this type of damp proofing is that damp injection can be used in walls that have suffered from severe water saturation. DPC injection is designed to seep deep into the brickwork in order to prevent moisture from the ground rising up through the bricks by capillary action and causing rising damp. The chemicals have a consistency that allows the active component, silane, to be absorbed then line the capillaries before drying. This is what creates the water repellent barrier. Small holes (around 12mm) will then be drilled horizontally into the wall mortar joint to a depth of around 10 – 20mm. The damp proof course will then be injected into the boreholes. Left in the wall, the injected chemicals will penetrate the masonry surrounding the borehole. The silane then gets to work creating a water-repelling barrier. Damp course injection is also an extremely long lasting solution to damp problems. Once installed, damp proof injections should remain effective for the rest of the lifespan of the property.