Structural Crack Repair Specialists
Cracking within components involves the strength of the material. When building components are restrained, their strength is exceeded by stresses arising from movement in the materials therefore cracking results.
The degree of cracking is dependent on several factors including the materials used in the construction and the cause of the cracking.
Structural defects can be divided into three principle groups, this list should not be considered as exhaustive:
Cracking due to one or a combination of the following:
- Foundation movement
- Thermal and/or moisture movement
- Frost action
- Corrosion of embedded steelwork
- Lintel failure
- Poor construction design/technique
Bulging and leaning walls due to one or a combination of the following:
- Vibration from traffic or machinery
- Increased floor loads or by adding extra floors
- Original walls being insufficient in thickness in relation to height
- Lack of lateral restraint between the external walls and the floor joists, beams and partitions
- Spreading caused by inadequately restrained roofing materials or increased loading
Bond failure due to one or a combination of the following:
- Use of inadequate materials
- Deterioration with time
- Poor construction techniques
To deal with cracking in buildings and structures, Protectahome have an extensive portfolio of structural crack repair strategies at our disposal. Strategies may include the use of products from Helifix, Cintec or Platipus depending on site conditions and the method of construction.
Do you have a structural crack in your wall? We are highly experienced in providing structural crack repair solutions and would be happy to help you!
Call Protectahome now on 0800 055 6966 to arrange a visit by one of our specialist Structural Repair Surveyors.
Structural Repairs Case Studies
Protectahome were asked to inspect this three storey, semi-detached stone property in South Wales. The property is over 100 years old, constructed from Blue Lias Limestone and was suffering from cracking...
This 150 year old, semi-detached property was suffering from separation between the gable end wall and the front and rear elevations at 1st floor and attic floor levels. The property, located in St. David's, West Wales, the smallest city in the UK.