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.
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.
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.
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