Why you might need Wall Tie Repairs:
Wall ties are used to join the internal and external walls (or leafs) of a cavity wall and are installed during construction.
Over time these wall ties can corrode and require replacement – particularly where ungalvanised or inadequately protected steel wall ties have been used. The expansion caused by this type of corrosion can force apart mortar joints – causing cracking of masonry. Other symptoms include bulging of walls and the lifting of roof edges. In severe cases wall collapse has even been reported.
Wall tie corrosion is particularly common in buildings in coastal areas (due to salt-laden driving rain) and in masonry that has been constructed using corrosive black ash mortar. However because most buildings will outlast the life expectancy of the wall ties installed during construction, wall tie replacement will be necessary at some point for most buildings constructed using cavity walls.
How we Wall Tie Isolate:
Installation of remedial wall ties, followed by the removal or isolation of the existing wall ties, is the quickest and most cost effective solution to wall tie replacement. There are various remedial wall ties available, but the three most common are:
Resin / Grouted
Why choose Es Pointing:
Es Pointing can assess the problem with a no-obligation survey and detail the correct work needed.
We will inform you the cost of the repairs so you can a more informed decision about the work you need doing.
For any Wall Tie Isolating repairs in Wigan & Leigh areas you should choose Es Pointing.