Londons Concrete Window Sill Repairs Specialists could save you money and disruption
London Structural Repairs carried out repairs to Concrete Window sill Repairs at two private residential property blocks in Brentwood, Essex.
The property’s Concrete Window sills were suffering from concrete spalling because of deteriorating steel rods in-bedded in the Window sills causing cracking and sections of the window sills to fail.
Our sympathetic cost effective repairs were of no disruption to the residents of the property, the failed concrete Window sills had new reinforcing rods installed and were repaired using specialist mortars then given two coats of anti-carbonation coatings this will insure a long lasting repair without the need for the removal of the windows and installing new Concrete Window sill’s causing disruption and expensive costs to the residents.
Are your Window Sills on your routine maintenance list?
Concrete Window Sill repairs may not seem like an important part of your home’s structure and they are probably far from the top of any ones priority list when it comes to maintaining your property. But they do play a vital role in protecting your home from the weather elements and they can be the first weak point when it comes to letting rain or damp into your property. A cracked, poorly maintained or uneven Window sill can let rainwater drain into your property, meaning stained wallpaper, mould or damaged plaster. All of these can mean ongoing problems and expensive repair jobs.
Your window sills may seem like decorative features but they are actually very simple pieces of engineering design that allow the water to run away freely, like guttering for your windows. The outward fall allows the rain to run off the windowsills and away from the windows and walls, keeping your property dry.
In most cases a stone or concrete Window sill Repairs can be carried out by a specialist and saved, but if it is beyond repair then replacing it will be the only option and you may need to remove the entire window frame to carry this work out and also run the risk of damaging bricks, so make sure you use a specialist contractor with experience in this kind of work.
Make sure you employ a specialist contractor for a hassle free project
Whether you are having your window sills replaced or repaired you will want to check that the finished results will last and keep water away from your window frames and your walls. So do give the job the once-over and make sure that the window sills are set at an angle running away from the property. You can see how water will run off from them by doing a water test on them.
How many people know the importance of the drip
A window sill should also have a drip formed on the underside of the sill, which means that the water running off the sill will not just run straight down and onto your brickwork, with the potential to cause penetrating damp or frost damage to your bricks. The drip is a groove that is formed underneath the sill when made and runs the full the length of the sill. It’s usually the width and depth of a pencil or your little finger known as half round and breaks the flow of water, meaning it can drop down and drain away from the bricks or render. Over the years the drips can get clogged with dirt or usually painted over with numerous coats of paint making the drip useless, so make sure that good general maintenance stops this from happening because if the drip is not working properly then the property may suffer from penetrating damp or damaged brickwork.
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If you notice any cracks or damage to your window sills then give us a call on 020-8523-1713 so we can design the best remedial solution for your Concrete Window Sill Repairs.