Masonry Consolidation Repairs, Services & Solutions
Many types of Brick and Stone walls are constructed of multiple skins of material. Over time, and often in combination with the effects of water penetration, delamination between the leaves of masonry can occur, leading to cracking, bulging and even collapse.
In older structures it is not uncommon or detrimental for there to be some voids within the walls, particularly where random rubble filled stone structures are concerned.
However, when delamination occurs a structure can be significantly weakened and become unstable.
Consolidation Work During a Restoration Project
Protectahome Consolidation Anchors
Cintec Consolidation Anchor installed to fractured stone wall. Crack to be later grouted.
Lack of Consolidation leading to harbour wall collapse
Cintec Consolidation Anchor during installation to solid stone wall.
Consolidation Repair Systems
Protectahome Cintec Schematic
As part of a Repair Strategy, consolidation of such walls can be achieved by the installation of Ties or Anchors distributed in a conventional Wall Tie pattern throughout panels of masonry. Consolidation, sometimes in combination with grouting of the walls, is a highly effective part of a long term targeted Masonry Repair Strategy. In the schematic here, Cintec’s socked stainless steel bodied anchor is used to lock the two leaves of masonry together.
The grout for the anchor is contained within the sock which deforms to the voids within the rubble fill.
Installed into a predrilled hole formed with a Diamond Tipped core, the standard hole diameter for a consolidation anchor ranges from 25mm to 32mm.
The number and distribution pattern of consolidation anchors will depend upon each projects requirement and structural condition. We offer a number of masonry consolidation solutions and have a comprehensive range of Masonry Repair strategies available which may include the formation of masonry beams, consolidation, anchoring, crack stitching, pinning and traditional repairs.
Please see our Case Studies for more information on Structural Repairs by Protectahome. For more information on Masonry Anchor and Reinforcement systems, see our Cintec, Helifix and Platipus pages or alternatively Contact Us on 0800 055 6966.
Bowing Wall leading to collapse