Archive April 2013

Structural Repairs Oxford

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Soil Investigation

Soil investigation underway in Oxford: works began on three soil investigations to determine the soil type and condition so that suitable piling schemes can be designed for to a number of properties for one of our social housing clients due to the cracking indicating subsidence. Our investigations include camera drainage tests to ensure the drains are in good condition and working correctly, sampling of the soil in a laboratory and recorded soil conditions down to 4.5m’s.

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Showing Signs Of Recent Movement

The above property is showing signs of recent movement  and is in close proximity to a very large mature tree which often cause subsidence and roots ingress damaging foundations. The gable elevation recently had a large amount of ivy removed which has revealed number of further cracks.

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Currently Being Monitored For Further Movement

The property is currently being monitored to check for further movement, contact us today to see how we can help with site investigation and crack monitoring call 0207 559 1410 or email info@newmanbuildingsolutions.com

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Monitor shows movement has stopped

This block of garages has suffered from cracking close the the front and rear corners at mid to high level, the monitor period is now complete showing the movement has stopped, our structural repair scheme includes Twistfix bed joint reinforcement installed around each corner preventing further rotation and cracking.

To find out more information on how we can help with your Structural Repair needs contact us on 0207 559 1410 or email info@newmanbuildingsolutions.com

Author: Jon Newman
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Categories: Building and Structural Repairs, Social Housing, Subsidence And Heave, Surveys

Cracked Lintel Repair Survey

One of our first survey’s of the week to this listed property in the high street of Maidenhead, Windsor.

The brick tower is suffering from lintel failure and the flank elevation has bowed and cracked due to lateral movement following the demolition of the neighboring building.

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Lintel Failure

The brick lintels will be reinforced using Twistfix helical bars and Twistfix 450mm CD dryfix pinning ties, the lateral movement will be stabilised using Twistfix lateral restraint ties install in to the existing parallel floor joists along the flank elevation.

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Lateral Movement

Following the structural repairs the new development works will continue as planned, to find out how we can help with your building and structural repair needs contact our head office on 0207 559 1410 or email us info@newmanbuildingsolutions.com

Author: Jon Newman
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Categories: Bowing Walls, Building and Structural Repairs, Lintel Failure, Surveys, Victorian Property Information

Lintel failure and lintel reinforcement

Newman’s have begun a lintel reinforcement scheme for a social housing client in south London to a low level block of flats.

The original timber windows were removed by a glazing contractor who discovered that the brickwork was built without any Intel’s present so upon removal of the frame the masonry above failed causing cracking and sagging.

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Helical Rods Are Installed

Twistfix helical rods will be installed between the window openings to repair the masonry and create lintels within the brickwork and pinning ties installed vertically through the last course of bricks pinning it into sound masonry.

Our technicians will be onsite for only one week to allow the glazing contractor to ccarry out their works safely.

Author: Jon Newman
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Categories: Lintel Failure, Social Housing