What is brick stitching? For several reasons the walls of your property may move. This can happen as a result of seasonal changes, movement of the foundations, failing cavity wall ties, inadequate door or window lintels, which in older property could be timber and affected by timber decay or a badly built extension or building work. All properties move slightly but if this is too much, then strain is put onto the walls and a vertical crack can appear up the brickwork. When a failure of the cavity wall ties occurs this can often cause horizontal cracking, either of which, shouldn’t be ignored. If the cracking appears serious, with wide, open cracks, you should immediately instruct a structural engineer to carry out a survey and report on the cause, which can be submitted to your insurance company for their approval.
Tapco HomeDry have been repairing damaged brickwork and masonry and installing cavity wall ties for over 45 years and are experts at structural wall repairs. Some of the repairs we carry out are:
Surveying cavity wall ties by drilling into the wall and inspecting them with a borescope. Installing new stainless steel wall ties and carrying out all associated damage repairs for your insurance company.
Raking out a horizontal line of brick pointing and installing stainless steel Helical bars, incorporating a resin compound.
Removing and replacing badly damaged or spalled bricks and renewing to match existing. Spalling is caused by frost damage in the winter. The bricks absorb water, it freezes and the bricks degrade and crack.
Raking out and repointing the defective mortar joints to match existing.
Repairing or completly re-rendering walls, including a permanant colour render and an insulation render.
All restoration work and repairs are carried out by our fully trained and experienced operatives. Tapco HomeDry are long term members of the Property Care Association (PCA) and Trust Mark (Government Endorsed Standards) and our long term guarantee can be protected by Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI). Being based in Thames Ditton and Esher we are perfectly located to cover the whole of London, Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Middlesex and remains Home Counties. Do it once, do it Right, call us first.