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What are cavity wall ties?
Corrosion is particularly prevalent in pre-War buildings when they lacked adequate galvanisation to protect them from chemical and environmental corrosion. Even in newer buildings, the wall ties can fail because they may have been defective or badly installed.
Wall tie replacement specialists
Experts at installation & replacement
Surveying and testing ties is a necessary service because sometimes mortgage lenders, home buyers and equity release companies request a wall tie report before approving loans on a property.
Our professional team locates and inspects the wall ties according to accepted Building Research Establishment standards, and any recommendations made are also based on those guidelines. Digital images are usually taken and stored for future reference.
Qualified structural engineers
Our team of wall tie experts is overseen by a qualified structural engineer, and all are trained to the top of their profession. Our staff are extremely proud of their work and dedicated to leaving satisfied customers behind.
Because the very nature of our work on wall ties means it is hidden from view, we take the responsibility of doing a good job very seriously.
What is the cavity wall tie process?
The cavity wall ties we use in cavity wall tie repair are drilled through the outer brickwork through the cavity into the inner wall. They have been designed a retrofit solution making them great for structural repair.
The ties help evenly spread the bearing load and replace the strength lost by the original wall ties that deteriorate over time. There are also longer ties called drive pins. These are driven through limestone and concrete blocks and add strength for more substantial issues.
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Wall Tie FAQs
We’re here to help! Here you’ll find the answers to the questions we get asked the most about wall ties. If you would like to know more, get in touch for a free consultation.
- Why is wall tie replacement required?
Wall ties replacement is required to ensure the structural integrity of the property when there is failure or issues with the current wall ties.
- How much does wall tie replacement cost?
The cost of wall tie replacement depends on the size of the property and varies on the amount of work required in regards to the existing failed wall ties which often have to be isolated. The cost would be from £2000 for a 3 bedroom semi detached property
- What are the signs of wall tie failure?
The most common signs that wall ties failure has occurred is cracking and often horizontally where the wall ties have corroded and expanded