Cavity Wall Ties
We replace corroded and damaged cavity wall ties in Dorset and Hampshire to ensure the continued integrity of your home or establishment.
According to government statistics, nearly two million homes in the UK will suffer cavity wall tie corrosion or failure this year. Every one of these properties will need specialist remedial work to restore its safety. Leaving your old cavity wall ties untreated can put your safety your building at risk, as there could ultimately be a total structural failure.
Our team are specialists when it comes to replacing cavity wall ties for long-lasting effectiveness in Dorset and Hampshire. Contact our team today on 01202 737739.
What is a cavity wall tie?
Cavity wall ties are built into the cement joints between the bricks during a building's original construction and hold the stronger internal and weaker external aspects of a cavity wall together.
Prior to the mid 1930s, many cavity wall ties were installed without a galvanised layer of protection, making them vulnerable to corrosion over time and leaving older properties with potential structural issues in the future. Cavity wall tie failure is therefore more common than you may initally think.
How to identify cavity wall tie failure
As wall ties are generally a case of out of sight, out of mind, it can be difficiult to diagnose when your property has cavity wall tie failure. However, there are a number of symptoms which usually accompany corroded or otherwise faulty wall ties:
- Horizontal cracks in your masonry
- Bulges or dips in your brickwork
- Separation of the outer leaf from the inner leaf of your wall
If you are uncertain whether you have cavity wall tie failure, out team are happy to help. We can carry out a property survey to get to the bottom of your structural problem and suggest an effective solution. Don't heistate to get in touch today.
Galvanised Ties Are Mandatory
Since 1990, cavity walls and galvanised ties were made mandatory as part of industry building regulations. The experts at Croft Preservation can assess the condition of your existing cavity wall ties using the latest diagnostics technology and create a detailed report outlining our proposed treatment.
In most cases, individual ties will need replacing or new ties will have to be installed to support the interior and exterior walls. Wall ties are usuaully stainless steel, which withstands corrosion from damp. Cavity wall ties are maintenance free, so once they're installed, there's no reason to worry about them.
Reasons to Choose Croft
30 Years Experience
Don't hesitate to contact our cavity wall tie experts!
We understand that you may be concerned that replacing your corroded cavity wall ties could be expensive and time-consuming – this isn’t the case. Our team have over 30 years of industry experience and we can quickly assess your property to find faulty ties.
We always look to retrofit replacements where possible and choose the least invasive course of action to minimise the impact on your home or business.
If you are concerned that one or more of your cavity wall ties are about to fail, call in our experts for a fast assessment and report. Our cavity wall tie repair services are available on all types of premises, so get in touch today on 01202 737739 to find out more.