The interior walls of your Reading home are in fact two separate walls; these are bound together by cavity wall ties which ensure that the walls do not move apart. At Prokil, we specialise in providing the very best cavity wall ties to keep your buildings walls secure. Typically, these are comprised of metal are affixed to the walls via the cement joints.
Occasionally, buildings will be constructed with sub-standard cavity wall ties. For the most part however, general wear and tear will cause cavity wall ties to gradually break down. Where corrosion occurs the ties can fail completely, meaning the walls are no longer anchored together.
At Prokil, our team will always comply with health and safety with replacements that are meet all building regulations. If your cavity wall ties fail, your building will no longer be considered safe and will likely fail a building survey. Worst case scenario, the building could collapse entirely.
Damage detection and replacement
Replacing your cavity wall ties needn’t be a headache. Contact Prokil in Reading today and our professional team can help. Typically, we start by drilling a hole in the brickwork of your property which allows us to insert a camera to inspect the internal cavity of your wall.
Once we have assessed the state of your cavity wall we can provide you with a complete quote that details the repairs involved. From the smallest of patch up jobs to full-scale repairs, Prokil can help. Best of all, when you hire our company you have full assurances that all work will be completely guaranteed.
Causes of wall tie failure
Cavity wall tie failure can occur due to many reasons but the two main faults are typically either sub-standard materials or wear and tear. If water can enter the internal wall cavity and rest on the wall ties, it will cause the formation of rust which will begin to erode away the metal.
Galvanised or mild steel for example used in prior construction is prone to rusting whereas modern stainless steel cavity wall ties are completely resistant. Nowadays, stainless steel is typically used as standard so it’s only really older build homes that are at risk.
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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.