Bowing Walls

Newman Building Solutions – Case Studies relating to bowing walls.

Structural Repairs, Canterbury, Kent

We have once again been asked to carry out Structural Surveys in Canterbury, the two properties assessed today are suffering from very similar structural defects.

Structural Repairs
Structural Repairs

This property has been affected by recent lateral movement due to the masonry having no connection with the floor joists and internal walls, an attempt had been made at some point to rectify the defect by installing traditional tie bars however up on further investigation the tie bars were found to be of little help with a very poor connection to the property.

The property was also showing signs of very early lintel failure which is caused when the external brickwork above the brick arch lintel cracks and the lintel drops.

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We use modern and traditional methods

Newman’s structural repair surveyors work with both modern and traditional techniques to overcome building and structural defects. lateral restraint issues are repaired using Twistfix lateral restraint ties combined with Twistfix helical masonry beams.

Brick arch lintel failure can often be repaired without the need for costly rebuilding, once again Twistfix helical masonry beams combined with pinning ties and grout injection ensure all repairs are lasting. Making good using traditional materials and techniques ensuring a close to invisible repair.

To find out how we can help with your Structural defects contact out head office 0207 559 1410 or email info@newmanbuildingsolutions.com

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

Structural Repairs,Working With Shop Fitting Contractors

Newman’s have been working with various shop fit out specialist carrying out Structural Repairs that are often unforeseen and have potential to delay that strict deadlines that these contractors must meet.

Structural Repairs
Structural Repairs

Newman’s offer an unrivaled service across London and the South East for contracts of this type and in most cases a surveyor is on site with in 24 hours of initial contact to carry out a Structural Assessment in order to design and implement a Structural Repair strategy.

Once our surveyor had carried out a Structural Survey it was discovered that there was numerous causes of concern which were highlighted by some major cracking and bowing to the masonry. A Structural Repair program was designed introducing Twistfix Lateral Restraint Ties, Bed Joint Reinforcement and water repellent masonry facade protection.

Structural Repairs
Structural Repairs

Lateral Restraint Ties were installed to the gable elevation were Bowing Masonry at floor joist level was apparent, Lintel Failure had also occurred and Bed Joint Reinforcement was used to create masonry beams without the need for costly rebuilds.

Lateral Restraint Ties
Lateral Restraint Ties

Water penetration to the front elevation had caused a failure to the pointing and spalling of the brick faces. Newman’s carry out deep bed re pointing and inject the masonry with Twistfix WHO-60 grout prior to re-pointing. The spalled bricks were repaired and tinted combined with Water Repellent facade cream which provides a breathable water resistant barrier the facade was saved.

 

The full case study and pictures will be live in our case studies section very soon.

Author: Jon Newman
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Categories: Bowing Walls, Building and Structural Repairs, Current Projects

Structural Repair, Exeter

Newman’s works closely with many councils across the South of England and have recently carried out a series of Structural Repair schemes to restore failed social housing under the decent homes scheme from our South West office in Bristol.

Structural Repairs
Structural Repairs

As part of the Structural Repair works we carried out a Structural repair Survey in order to diagnose the causes of cracking and movement and to design a suitable repair scheme that would restraint all Structural Movement.

Structural Repairs
Structural Repairs

The first phase of works are to 5 No 1940’s built properties built using cavity wall construction which were suffering from cracks at the junctions of the outside walls and the internal masonry partition walls.

Structural Repairs
Structural Repairs

In order to prevent any further movement we specified Twistfix Helical rods to be installed into the external bed joints, drilled into the internal masonry partition walls and then grouted into the masonry creating an L shaped tie resisting any further outward movement.

Structural Repairs
Structural Repairs

The Structural Repair works are carried out in just a matter of days including the installation of helical ties, re-plastering and re-pointing.

Bowing Wall
Bowing Wall

All the works are gauranteed by ourselves and also covered by a 10 year insurance back guarantee from Insured Guarantees Limited.

If you works on social housing schemes be sure to contact us today for all of your structural repair requirements.

Info@newmanbuildingsolutions.com South West 0117 369 1410 South East 0207 559 1410

Author: Jon Newman
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Categories: Bowing Walls, Building and Structural Repairs, Crack Diagnosis, Current Projects, Social Housing, Surveys