Lateral Movement is a common Structural Defect in period properties and should be assessed and rectified using a Specialist Structural Repair Contractor.
Newman’s carry out many Structural Surveys and Structural Repairs to restrain and repair Lateral Movement, Bowing Walls and Bulging Stonework that has the potential to collapse a building if left ignored.
Maintenance to the external fabric of your property can be the difference between a simple cheap repair and costly, major works. We are all guilty of ignoring the external fabric of our property and most of us do not realise how important it is to maintain not only our gardens but our structure too.
Newman’s have once again been called upon by Oxford City Council to carry out Structural Surveys to a number of properties and structures.
This block of four garages is suffering from a large number of substantial cracks within the masonry due to movement of the concrete floor slab, the garages have been monitored for a period of 18 months and there has been no further on-going movement.
Newman’s have been asked to put together a structural repair scheme using the Twistfix Helical System, our design will include Twistfix masonry beams and crack stitches as well as repairs to the concrete floor slab.
This large block of garages is also suffering from cracked brickwork and has also slipped off its DPC (damp proof course) due to no movement joints being present, Newman’s will again design a scheme to include Twistfix crack stitches and Twistfix retro fit movement joints, where the brickwork has slipped of the DPC localised areas will be rebuilt.
Finally this block of flats requires repairs to its balconies, our design will include the Weber concrete repair system and the Vulkem balcony repair system, all of the above projects will be available on the case study section of the website soon.
To find out how Newman’s can help with your Concrete and Masonry Repairs contact our head office on0333 444 0154 or email email@example.com