Newman’s have completed a wall tie replacement repair to a property purchased by a private home owner. The home owner became concerned after the purchase as short horizontal cracks were appearing in the outer leaf of the brickwork as well as some of the bricks lifting and rotating.
Newman’s carried out a wall tie survey using a visual survey and an endoscope survey to determine the condition of the existing wall ties. The wall ties were found to be in a poor state with high levels of corrosion and inadequately spaced.
Our specification included the installation of Twistfix’s patented CD 9mm stainless steel Remedial Wall Tie. Installation is a simple process with the helical tie being installed through a 6mm pilot hole.
Isolation of the tie is carried out by locating the existing wall tie and encompassing it with a clan sleeve also supplied by Twistifx. With sleeves in place and the ties isolated re-pointing of the cracked masonry can be carried out and tie holes filled with a mortar to match the existing bricks.
All of our repair schemes are covered by our own guarantee and for consumer protection we are also members of Insured Guarantees Limited enabling us to provide you with an insurance backed guarantee, which for this particular project guarantees the installation for 20 years even if Newman’s are no longer operating.
Soil investigation underway in Oxford: works began on three soil investigations to determine the soil type and condition so that suitable piling schemes can be designed for to a number of properties for one of our social housing clients due to the cracking indicating subsidence. Our investigations include camera drainage tests to ensure the drains are in good condition and working correctly, sampling of the soil in a laboratory and recorded soil conditions down to 4.5m’s.
The above property is showing signs of recent movement and is in close proximity to a very large mature tree which often cause subsidence and roots ingress damaging foundations. The gable elevation recently had a large amount of ivy removed which has revealed number of further cracks.
The property is currently being monitored to check for further movement, contact us today to see how we can help with site investigation and crack monitoring call 0333 444 0154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This block of garages has suffered from cracking close the the front and rear corners at mid to high level, the monitor period is now complete showing the movement has stopped, our structural repair scheme includes Twistfix bed joint reinforcement installed around each corner preventing further rotation and cracking.
To find out more information on how we can help with your Structural Repair needs contact us on 0333 444 0154 or email email@example.com
One of our first survey’s of the week to this listed property in the high street of Maidenhead, Windsor.
The brick tower is suffering from lintel failure and the flank elevation has bowed and cracked due to lateral movement following the demolition of the neighboring building.
The brick lintels will be reinforced using Twistfix helical bars and Twistfix 450mm CD dryfix pinning ties, the lateral movement will be stabilised using Twistfix lateral restraint ties install in to the existing parallel floor joists along the flank elevation.
Following the structural repairs the new development works will continue as planned, to find out how we can help with your building and structural repair needs contact our head office on 0333 444 0154 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org