Nowadays, we use the current technology and products when installing cavity wall ties which means they are much more successful than the original ties, however, the technique to install the ties is very important. If you have noticed that your walls are showing signs of bulging or cracking then the wall ties may have begun to fail and we would recommend that you get in touch
with a property care expert as soon as possible.
Signs of Damaged Wall Ties and Wall Tie Corrosion
Don’t panic. If you are concerned about damaged wall ties within your home, there are a few things you can check. If you notice any of the following tell-tale signs then this may indicate wall tie damage or failure and we recommend that you contact a wall crack repair expert at Richardson and Starling.
- Vertical or horizontal cracks in brickwork
- Bulging Brickwork
- Cracks or separation of window reveals
- Lintels sagging
These signs will most likely get worse over time and in most cases, the visual damage will become more noticeable. If you have noticed any of these problems, we would suggest that you get in contact with our cavity wall tie team.
We are confident that a diagnosis of the problem will be made and the proper specification for the remedial work given. We guarantee that we will provide you with a competent and trustworthy repair service that keeps your home in great condition.
Defective Cavity Wall Ties
If you have noticed vertical or horizontal cracks in brickwork, then something may be wrong with your cavity wall ties. Bricks often crack due to the expansion of corroded wall ties. This happens as the wall tie corrodes, rust or metallic oxide is produced and the wall tie thickness expands and takes up more space in the mortar joint of the wall than the original tie did. The bricks above and below the tie will begin to shift as they are being forced apart by the wall tie cracking the mortar bed.