Cavity Wall Tie
Cavity walls have been constructed since the beginning of the 20th century and were implemented to offer better protection from the elements as well as reduce the amount of unnecessary heat lost from the property. The system comprises of two separate walls ‘tied’ at strategic intervals using a form of wall tie commonly made of metal coated in bitumen or zinc, known as cavity wall ties. If your property is suffering from wall tie failure then this can mean that both skins become independent of each other. This means that the property can become structurally unsafe and a danger to those that may be in it or around it.
Why we are trusted to do the job
Timberwise have fully trained and experienced surveyors who have a range of solutions at their disposal to solve your cavity wall tie problem. Our surveyor will recommend the most suitable structural repairs for your property as well as providing a written report for the work to be carried out.
Identifying Cavity Wall Tie Failure
There are a number of signs to look out for to see if your property is affected:
- Horizontal Cracks – in mortar, often a high level, caused by expansion of corroded wall ties.
- Bulging brickwork – caused by snapped wall ties, which have corroded. This can make your property unstable.
- Lintels sagging
- Cracks or separation of window reveals
Need a Cavity Wall Tie Replacement in your property
If a problem with cavity wall tie corrosion has been identified, our specialist technicians who will provide the right treatment to your corroded wall ties. Contact Timberwise via our let’s chat button by calling on 0800 288 8660 or you can request a survey online.