If you own a property in or around the Borough of Epsom and Ewell, in Surrey and have noticed cracks to the external surfaces of your walls they may need structurally repairing. Your local company Tapco HomeDry can do this by structurally strenghening the walls by ‘stitching’.
What is brick stitching? For a number of reasons the walls of your property may move. This can happen as a result of 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 building work. All properties move slightly but if they move too much it can cause the bricks to crack. If you have cavity walls the existing cavity wall ties can corrode and fail. This can often cause horizontal cracking, which, shouldn’t be ignored. If the cracking is serious, with wide, open cracks, you should immediately instruct a structural engineer to carry out a survey and report on the cause. For your information the cost of repair is often covered by your insurance. 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. These are sone of the repairs we carry out:
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 completely re-rendering walls, including a permanent colour render and an insulation render.
All of our 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