We specialise in providing an affordable, highly efficient wall tie replacement service that guarantees the continued structural integrity of your building. Our knowledgeable team is highly trained in all areas of wall tie repair and replacement, and ensure each service is carried out with as little disruption to your daily life as possible.
Wall Tie Survey
At Sandown Repointing and Wall Ties, we undertake extensive surveys to determine the condition of your wall ties, as well as the best approach to carrying out our repair service. Our wall tie inspections are designed to establish a wide variety of factors, including:
- Which type of tie has been used, for example, a wire butterfly, double triangle, vertical twist, etc.
- The condition of the ties in relation to modern standards, especially where density and embedment are concerned.
- The condition of the steel regarding the presence or absence of corrosion.
When Do Wall Ties Need Replacing?
Following our inspections, we will provide you with a comprehensive report, containing unbiased recommendations of the necessary action according to the Building Research Establishment guidelines as laid out in Digest 401.
These guidelines take various factors into account and classifies wall ties according to their condition. Based on these classifications, our team will work to determine the appropriate action according to the BRE recommendations. These actions can range from immediate replacement to further inspection within five to ten years.
Replacing Cavity Wall Ties
Our wall tie replacement techniques have been carefully developed during our years of operation to ensure we provide you with the best possible service without the need for demolition and reconstruction. We have extensive experience in carrying out wall tie replacements using several techniques, each based on a wide variety of factors. These factors include:
- The design and strength of the inner and outer walls.
- The need for fire resistance.
- The strength and condition of the cavity.
- The type of masonry.
- The potential for differential movement between the walls.
- The exposure of the property to sea spray and salted roads.
- The resistance of axial loads.
Wall Ties We Use
We take great care to use only the highest quality wall ties in all our services. Our team has extensive experience in working with a wide range of properties, and have honed their skills to deliver a world-class service using only the best products. We will conduct a thorough assessment to determine the condition of your walls, as well as which type of wall tie is best suited to your building. The wall ties we use in our replacement services include resin fix wall ties and helical wall ties.
Resin Fix Wall Ties
Resin fix wall ties are ideal for residential properties with older, lower quality brickwork. This remedial wall tie system uses resin that acts as an adhesive to reliably connect and secure both leaves of a cavity wall together. Resin fix wall ties are quick to install, requiring no brick and block splitting, and are highly flexible to accommodate the natural movement of your building.
Helical Wall Ties
Helical wall ties are stainless steel helical ties used to stabilise and anchor the walls and facades of a building. Their unique design allows them to be easily inserted into a pre-drilled hole or embedded into mortar and provides a mechanical connection between the inner and outer walls. Helical wall ties are also extremely durable and work well in concrete and masonry, as well as wood and steel studs.
Regardless of the condition of your wall ties, Sandown Repointing and Wall Ties will deliver an excellent repair and replacement service that guarantees the structural integrity of your walls. Contact us today to see how we can help you.