London Structural Repairs have completed bay window repairs to a property in Marlow just outside of London.
We installed Helical bars to the right hand side junction of this period property to stop any further cracking and to stop water and moisture entering the property ruining internal decoration. Bay windows are a common feature in period properties and they can pose severe structural defects leading to cracking, which can cause major stability concerns, ingress of moisture and lower the value of your property.
Bay windows commonly fall into a state of disrepair and in order to bring an aesthetically pleasing redecoration programme you may also require structural reinforcement, to repair any cracks and stone damage.
Common structural defects are often lateral stability issues, lintel failure and a combination of stone erosion and failed pointing mortar. Combined with very shallow foundations it is often very common that bay windows will suffer from severe cracking at the junctions between the main house walls and the bay window.
It is essential that reinforcement is installed and a combination of masonry reinforcement along with lateral restraint ties in order to restrain and prevent further cracking whilst providing a concealed method of repair.
The property was a period property that was suffering from bowing walls on the side elevations of the house and there was also cracks in the property that needed remedial crack stitching works carried out.
We were asked to strip the house bare internally for the client before carrying out the remedial Repairs, removing all plaster from the walls and ceilings.
LSR provided a full Structural survey and designed the remedial solutions for the properties defects.
Lateral Restraint ties were installed to the bowing side elevation walls, connecting to the floor joists to stop any further outward movement of the wall.
Bowing walls outward movement in most cases is due to insufficient lateral restraint, tying the wall to the ceiling and floor joists. Without these lateral restraint ties the building is vulnerable and with the continued outward movement the building is at risk of collapsing.
Carrying out essential structural repairs will protect your investment
Helifix bars were installed to all external and internal walls where cracks were present this is known as crack stitching.
Cracks In buildings can develop for a number of different reasons. It is important to diagnose the root cause of the cracking in order to be able to recommend the correct crack repair method. Most cracks can be diagnosed by the crack pattern and the position on the crack on the wall or building. Remedial repairs South London is an area we carry out works in quite frequently.
London Structural Repairs specialise in investigating, diagnosing, repairing and the monitoring of cracks or any remedial Repairs South London or any parts of London.
London Structural Repairs are specialists in these type’s of works and these works are not usually carried out by general builders.
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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London Structural Repairs LTD are Masonry Repairs experts providing a wealth of knowledge and services to our clients in and around London. Masonry Repairs can cover a wide range of services and LSR cover them all.
This is one of our Masonry Repair projects in London.
Our client had recently purchased this property and contacted us having already had a structural survey completed, with recommendations to some Masonry Repair works to be carried out. When you have a Structural Survey the survey can be quite vague as to what remedial works are required, thats why it is important to get in touch with a structural repair company if any remedial works are recommended who have the knowledge and experience to provide a repair solution.
This particular building needed Masonry Repairs carried out as it was suffering from cracks to a side flank wall, a bowing flank wall on the opposite side and also cracks in and around the front Masonry Bay Window. The client was intending on doing a full rip out and refurbishment to the inside of the building but needed to have the Masonry Repairs carried out first.
LSR started out by dealing with the side flank wall with the cracks in it. We cut out and replaced the cracked bricks and installed crack stitch bars to strengthen the wall.
LSR are one of Londons leading Masonry repairs specialists.
We then carried our the Masonry Repair works to the Bay Window. Masonry Reinforcement was installed to to the ground floor and 1st floor bay window and the external masonry was reattached to the internal joists with the use of drive pins and then all the chases and making good to the bay window was carried out with the use colour matched lime mortar.
Our last job on the property was to install Lateral Restraint ties to the bowing flank wall. lack of lateral restraint is a common fault on period properties and the works are to reconnect the the internal floor joists to the outer walls to stop any further movement. The works are usually carried out from the outside of the property but on this occasion we had to install straps instead of ties as the flank wall was to close to the next door neighbours property. LSR lifted floor boards and cut out pockets in the masonry and used a non shrinking grout to hold the straps into the pockets as well as noggins in-between the floor joists.
If your property is in need of Masonry repairs then give our experts a call or fill out an enquiry form on our website
This is one of London Structural Repairs recent projects. we carried out a Concrete Column Repair for a building contractor in the city of London. The Concrete Column was suffering from spalling, the steel reinforcing was corroding as there was no protective coating on the concrete and over time the weather elements have contributed to the corrosion of the steel and forcing the steel to expand and crack the concrete.
The corrosion of structural steel is an electrochemical process that requires the simultaneous presence of moisture and oxygen. Essentially, the iron in the steel is oxidised to produce rust, which occupies approximately six times the volume of the original material. Here at London Structural Repairs we specialise in diagnosing and designing repair methods for concrete structures and corrosion prevention.
The concrete column repair was carried out by removing the delaminated concrete by use of mechanical breaker and cleaning the steel reinforcement by abrasion and then the concrete column repair was done with the use of Sika concrete repair system. There are lots of different concrete repair suppliers and materials on the market all with different attributes and uses and it is important to contract a specialist to carry out any sort of concrete repairs as experience is a must when using these sorts of materials as its not a case of just opening a bag and just adding water, there are many different factors to consider when using these materials. Once the concrete column repair was carried out. We then applied a specialist waterproof coating to prevent any future corrosion problems.
Prevention and good maintenance will save you money
Most modern concrete structures are designed to have a long lifespan but unfortunately with todays project deadlines there are lots of structures with badly placed concrete causing the concrete to be honeycombed, this is all too familiar in recent times but With good forward planning, skilled and experienced workforce this should be avoided.
Forward planning and routine maintenance can help for see any future problems or better still avoid costly unwanted repairs. Concrete failure can escalate quite rapid when its been left too long and unprotected, the concrete structure could loose its structural integrity making the structure unsafe for the public to be around. We have lots of preventative solutions at hand and are more than happy to assist you with the maintenance and repairs to your concrete structures.
If you have a Concrete column repair or any other kind of concrete repair then contact us for a friendly professional service 020 8936 7699.
A Comprehensive Range of Concrete Restoration Specialists Services in London!
Concrete restoration Specialists companies cover a vast range of services. At London Structural Repairs, we are a team of NVQ qualified repair professionals who can fix any type of concrete problem. We can complete any type of concrete restoration specialists service with ease, offering maximum satisfaction.
We not only meet industry standards, but exceed them by offering quality concrete repair specialists services in London and the surrounding areas. The methods we utilise to fix concrete walls and surfaces are internationally proven. We offer a comprehensive range of concrete repair specialists services to commercial and residential clients. With over 20 years of experience, our team is able to fix the most critical problems in concrete structures with ease.
When it comes to concrete Specialists repairs, it is essential that you pick a company that is experienced, certified, and reliable. We offer concrete repair specialists services to keep your structures protected from any damage. In order for your building to keep in good shape for a long time, you need to repair it on an ongoing basis.
Our team of professionals are not only able to fix minor concrete problems, but are also capable of handling critical repair tasks without the hassle. By making use of advanced concrete specialists repair techniques, our team of installers ensures that your structure is in pristine shape. By requesting concrete repairs from us, you can prolong the life of your structures.
Concrete Restoration Specialists project
This is one of our projects which we carried out by use of a Scissor lift. The property was being refurbished into offices internally and London Structural Repairs refurbished the front exterior of the property.
Concrete repairs were carried out with the use of Sikaconcrete repair mortars. We then applied specialists coatings to give the building a new fresh clean look as well extra protection.
We Inspect, Diagnose, and Implement Cost-Effective Concrete Repairs!
Concrete structures, walls, and surfaces are prone to damage. Therefore, it is important to keep them in proper shape by calling a concrete repair professional. If you are looking for a service provider that is experienced and reliable, get in touch with us.
London Structural Repairs excels at dealing with all types of repairs including concrete repairs. When a client gets in touch with us, we send over a team of experts who inspect the structure, diagnose the problem, and implement an effective strategy that is not only budget-friendly, but also ideal for preserving your building.
Advance Concrete Repair Services in London!
Concrete can disintegrate over time. However, if you perform routine maintenance and repair, you will be able to preserve it for a long time. London Structural Repairs aims at offering a complete range of concrete repair services so you can protect your building while saving lots of money.
We are skilled at fixing the following concrete problems:
Crack filling and injecting
Sprayed concrete repair mortars
Sacrificial anodes placement
Protective and decorative concrete repair coating
What makes us your go-to concrete repair specialists professionals is our connection with local authorities, property managers, and housing associations. We have successfully completed a vast range of projects for concrete repairs. If you need some tips for protecting and maintaining your concrete structures, get in touch with us for expert advice.
If you manage, maintain or repair concrete structures and require methods of investigating, testing and repairing cracks in concrete be sure to contact London Structural Repairs for a free consultation.
If your property has cracks in Walls then its time to get them fixed
London Structural Repairs are specialists in dealing with cracks in walls to period and modern properties in London and surrounding areas.
Cracks In walls can develop for a number of different reasons. It is important to diagnose the root cause of the cracking in order to be able to recommend the correct crack repair method. Most cracks in walls can be diagnosed by the crack pattern and the position on the crack on the wall or building.
We specialise in investigating, diagnosing, repairing and the monitoring of cracks in walls.
London Structural Repairs can offer you an in depth survey to find out the root cause of the cracks in walls to your property, then we can provide you with the most economical modern repair methods, with the least disturbance to all involved.
Structural defects can devalue your property and even stop the sale of your property
We recently carried out Helifix bar installation to a period property in High Wycombe. The property was suffering from lintel failure, which was the cause of the cracks. London Structural Repairs trained operatives installed deep masonry, helical beams and crack stitch bars to restore the structural integrity to the property, the pointing was colour matched to the existing masonry.
Attention to detail will make all the difference
Expensive specialist tools are used to carry out the repairs and it is important for the works to be carried out neatly and professionally with a high standard of finish because the last thing you want is an unsightly repair drawing your eye to the repair area.
London Structural Repairs operatives are highly skilled and trained in dealing with all types of modern day repair systems for cracks in walls repairs.
This may mean installing masonry reinforcement (Helical Bars), underpinning or rebuilding.
Has your property got Cracks Above Windows and Doors ?
This is one of our recent projects in south London. The property was a period property suffering from cracks above windows and doors. LSR had to work on the masonry above a set of patio doors and two windows. London Structural Repairs installed masonry reinforcement beams and pinning ties to stabilise the brick arch lintels and then made good the pointing and cracks to a near invisible repair but with a bit of weathering will become a perfect repair as seen from the photos below. This type of repair method is quick, cost effective and non disruptive to the residents of the property.
Cracks above windows and doors are usually caused by failed lintels. This a common fault on Victorian and Edwardian properties as the brick lintels known as boot lintels do not span across the opening into the main wall of the house as modern lintels do taking the load of the brick work above it.
Lintels are usually made up of bricks, concrete or steel and also it is not uncommon for us to come across timber lintels. When the lintels fail you get cracks above openings and this is usually because of window replacement, eroded mortar joints or if in London we come across it to be bomb damage from world war two frequently.
Have your Cracks Above Windows and Doors looked at by our experts
Brick arch lintels were designed to sit on top of well made timber windows or doors on period properties. Routine maintenance to the doors or windows is important to maintain the structural integrity of the wood. A lot of home owners have the timber windows removed and replaced with modern type UPVC windows. It is important during the window exchange to try not to disturb the above brick arch lintel or you run the risk of cracks above windows and doors.
London Structural Repairs LTD are specialist masonry repair experts and are here to solve any issues you may be facing with your your property no matter how big or small.
Is Your Victorian or Edwardian Property in need of Bowed Wall Repairs in or around London?
Bowed or bowing walls are a common defect on period properties due to inadequate degree of horizontal restraint between the external walls and the floor structure, causing the need for Bowed Wall Repairs.
A wall being out of alignment is a common defect with high walls of older properties. In modern houses there is a physical connection between floor joists and roof joists using proprietary galvanised metal straps built into the wall and fixed to the joists at floor and roof level. However in period properties there was no such a requirement. Where the joist span perpendicular to the wall and bear into the wall there is a limited degree of restraint due to the friction between the built in joists and the wall surface but this can deteriorate over time. Where the joists span parallel to the wall there is no lateral restraint offered to the wall, usually the side gable wall and this is where bowing usually occurs.
London Structural Repairs Are Experts at Bowed Wall Repairs
This is one of our recent projects where we carried out Bowed Wall Repairs to an Edwardian property in the heart of North London. The property which was going to be refurbished inside and out was bowing outwards on the front, back and one of the side elevations, so the order of the works was to carry out the Bowed Wall Repairs first to restore the structural integrity. London Structural Repairs had our surveyor carry out a detailed structural survey to the property and then designed the repair strategy to fix this common defect.
LSR skilled staff Installed Lateral Restraint Ties through the solid walls and into the floor joists on the three elevation walls. We also fixed the Lateral Ties to the internal stud partition walls and Cemties-Grour ties to a solid internal wall.
Have Your Period Properties Checked By Londons Experts