Almost all such buildings constructed since 1950/55 have been built using external cavity brickwork. This brickwork usually performs quite satisfactorily, if properly constructed and maintained, but can suffer from a range of defects over time. Cracking, bowing, failure over window openings, brick slip failure, dampness and spalling brick faces are the most common problems experienced.
These defects can be attributable to a range of causes, the most common being thermal/moisture (hygrothermal) movement, foundation subsidence, loading changes, inadequate restraint, cavity deficiencies and general “wear and tear” over the years.
Step one is a visual inspection by our surveyors, which we will arrange as promptly as possible because we know you’ll want answers quickly. Where appropriate an intrusive inspection will follow to seek out the cause of the problems identified on the building’s exterior enabling remediation proposals to be prepared.
A clear and simple report will then be prepared to detail any defects discovered and offer recommendations for remedial works.
A quote will be provided and if anything in the report requires further explanation we are always on-hand to provide clarity.
From time to time, in the 20 years we have been leading the sector in masonry repair and reinforcement, we come across projects that do not lend themselves to any traditional solution. Not to be beaten, we then direct our not inconsiderable expertise and resources to developing ones to suit. It all starts with a specialised intrusive inspection and reporting. Then involves special Drilling, cutting techniques and equipment, and the design of specially fabricated remedial metal works. No matter the masonry defect your property is suffering from, we will always have the solution.
We are the specialists for the repair of cavity wall issues and masonry repair and reinforcement covering London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex with our specialist surveyors and contractors.
For professional masonry repair and reinforcement to your contemporary property, backed by two decades of experience, call us today on 01227 721255, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use our contact form to get in touch.
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