- Free Structural Repair Surveys
- 30 Year Guarantees for Rot Treatment Works
- PCA Contractor of the Year Awards 2016, 2017 & 2018
Old or new, all properties require constant maintenance to prevent structural decay. At Richardson & Starling we offer a wide spectrum of property preservation and structural repair services and can repair crack affected and bulging masonry, damaged concrete and structural timber problems your property might have.
No matter how big or small the job, we have the necessary skills and resources to complete it with minimal disruption to your property. One of our property surveyors will survey your property, determine the extent of the problem and specify the most effective solution to fix it. Contact your local branch for advice or a property survey.
Structural Wall Repairs
The usual factors which lead to wall structural defects are ground or wall movement, increased structural pressure or rusting of wall ties in the masonry. Weathering and damp penetration can also cause structural fabric deterioration. These defects may leave your property with structural instability and cause visual damage such as cracking and bulging to the walls.
Richardson & Starling provide effective and affordable structural wall repair solutions such as wall crack injections and wall crack stitching. No matter if the problem is affecting masonry or timber elements, we can offer a structural solution that can repair the problem with minimal disruption.
Cavity Wall Ties
Cavity wall ties are used to hold two walls together forming a “cavity wall system”. The cavity gives resistance to damp penetrating into the property living space and helps improve the thermal performance of the wall. Problems start to occur when these ties start to corrode, expand and fail causing the brickwork to crack and lose its structural integrity.
The products used when installing cavity remedial wall ties are greatly improved from the existing which means they will perform as well as the original ties and will not corrode, 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 your local branch as soon as possible to review the problem and get more information about cavity wall ties.
Concrete structures are very durable but even the strongest concrete tend to deteriorate through time. Richardson & Starling can offer a quick and cost-effective solution to repair concrete defects such as damaged window cills, lintels, canopies and concrete steps.
Our specialists use innovative cement products that can fully set within an hour, allowing us to decrease the duration of the concrete repair process. An experienced surveyor will visit your property and specify the most appropriate solution to fix your structural problem. Get in touch with your local branch for advice or a property survey.
Structural Timber Resin Repairs
Our Structural Resin repair system is used to repair and strengthen structural timber within a building. The Resin is used in conjunction with reinforcement bars to retain as much of the existing structure and deal with the affected area. Resin has strong bonding qualities and is able to be shaped to match the existing detail of the structure. It is non-porous and is resistant to damp.
No matter how big or small the job, we have the necessary skills and resources to complete it with minimal disruptions to your property. One of our property surveyors will survey your property, determine the extent of the problem and specify the most effective solution to fix the issue. Continue reading about structural timber repairs.
External Timber Repairs
Any unprotected external timbers will eventually be affected by rot and start losing their aesthetical and structural qualities. To prevent timber decay, you should inspect and maintain your external timbers with an appropriate paint, varnish or other water repellent regularly. If your property is already affected by rot damage, then you might require some specialist assistance.
Here at Richardson & Starling we can offer a range of timber preservation services, one of which is external timber repair systems. Our method of using epoxy timber resins is a cost-effective way to fix the problem. No matter if it’s repairing rotten window cills or filling timber cracks. Our timber resin systems can be used to repair the affected timber and to recreate decorative elements which can be repaired in situ and save on the cost of total removal and replacement.
Structural Repair Survey
* No Charge if you Own the surveyed property located within 25 miles from our nearest branch. An administration fee may apply if a written report is required (a charge may apply if the property is rented out or is situated further than 25 miles). Speak with your local branch who will be happy to help deal with your property problem.
Our qualified rot surveyor will investigate the affected area and measure the scale of the problem. At Richardson and Starling, we only supply experienced surveyors who are highly trained in all types of rot and damp problems that could affect your property. This means that our surveyor will be able to complete the survey and give the appropriate remedial recommendations no matter what problem is identified.
30 Year Guarantee for Dry and Wet Rot Repairs
Free automatic transfer to the new property owner if sold.
After eight decades of successful property surveys and repairs, we’re confident to offer you a 30 Year Guarantee that transfers with the Property.
Richardson & Starling are long standing members of the Property Care Association (PCA) and the Guarantee Protection Insurance scheme (GPI). This demonstrates our ability to meet technical and financial requirements to offer an insurance back-up to our own long term guarantees if you would like this.
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