Why You Should Always Choose a Specialist….
Structural Repairs and Concrete Repairs are often under-looked as a specialist trade with many companies and DIY enthusiasts just having a go…
Even specialist companies within the structural repair industry incorrectly install structural repair products which then become defunct and in some instances cause more damage than good.
Here’s a few examples where Newman’s have been called in to rectify works installed incorrectly.
This picture below is an example of a 9mm helical tie which was supposed to be tying the front elevation of a Victorian commercial property on a busy high street which was bowing outwards. You can visit our case study here to view the Newman solution.
This picture is of a concrete repair which was carried out by a builder using a weak sand cement mix to reinstate the structural integrity of the concrete supporting beam which had failed due to corrosion of the reinforcing steel within the concrete.
And this is a crack repair carried out apparently by a reputable contractor who are associated with a ‘leading manufacturer’ in the South West, (we won’t name and shame), where instead of using a helical bar encompassed in reinforcement grout such as that we use supplied by Twistfix instead a 6mm galvanised steel rod was inserted into the bed joint and simply pointed over.
Always use a specialist with a good reputation who can supply references and case studies of previous work and supply genuine insurance backed guarantees.