Prokil provides cavity wall ties in Bournemouth for all types of properties. Cavity wall ties are typically made from metal fixings used to bind the outside and inside wall or leafs of your house together. The brickwork cavity walls of your home are two separate walls tied together. The ties are built into the cement joints between the bricks during the construction of your property.
The usual scenario is that cavity wall ties have deteriorated and failed due to corrosion, therefore, they need replacing. In rare cases, we have discovered some properties were not built with enough cavity wall ties. Regardless of the scenario, Prokil Bournemouth has the solution in the shape of retro replacement wall ties. We strongly advise that you do not leave your cavity wall ties unattended as this will have a negative impact on your property.
Cavity wall tie replacement in Bournemouth
Replacing cavity wall ties is relatively easy and cost-effective. All you have to do is call Prokil in Bournemouth today. We will send out a member of our team to inspect your property. We will drill a small hole in the brickwork of your property and use a CCTV camera to inspect the existing ties.
After the assessment, we will provide a competitive quote for all cavity tie replacements, and you can be assured that our work is fully guaranteed. We will work out whether all wall ties need to be replaced or whether it is only a small area.
If required, our propriety remedial tying system can be installed. Typically, cavity walls have a gap from 90mm to 120mm and need cavity wall ties at least 2.5 wall ties per square metre of brickwork.
What causes cavity wall tie failure?
If water finds its way into the property’s cavity, it will then sit on the cavity wall ties and rust will start. The cavity wall ties will then rust completely and fail. The installation of cavity wall ties is a recent standard in construction, and many older properties do not feature these as standard. At Prokil, we use stainless steel cavity wall ties as they are incredibly strong and resist corrosion unlike galvanised or mild steel ties.
Another way cavity wall ties fail is due to damage from the outer leaf of the cavity wall. After the outer layer has cracked, water will come into the wall which leads to damage to the inner layer and cavity wall ties.
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Act fast if you have wall tie damage
If there is wall tie failure in your property, damage to the outer leaf of the cavity wall will speed up the process of wall tie failure. Once the outer layer becomes cracked, water can penetrate through the wall and cause serious damage to inner layers and the cavity wall ties.
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Prokil is an experienced Damp Proofing, Wet Rot and Dry Rot company based in Bournemouth and covering a 40 miles radius from Weymouth to Southampton.