Structural Repair

Structural Repair in ship interior

In construction, structural repairs are a technical term, contrasted to renovations or non-structural repairs. They are changes to a property to bring it up to local health and safety standards. Unlike renovations, they add relatively little value to a property.

Structural Restraint - This definition covers a great number of structural repair techniques that can be utilised to repair or restrain masonry walls. Unwanted movement can occur in buildings for a great many reasons, these may include:
Ground movement or subsidence
Inadequately restrained or tied walls
Movement brought on by water ingress and timber decay into the structure
Failed lintels or building materials
Movement fatigue
Mechanical impact or disturbance
In all these examples a structural surveyor may recommend some form of mechanical restraint as part of the remedial repair.

The repair techniques that can be adopted may include the use of:
Structural wall ties and restraints
Embedded wall stitching
Structural Pinning

Resin bonding or resin beam repairs These types of structural repairs should always be specified and supervised by a trained and competent structural engineer and any installations must be undertaken by an experienced specialist contractor. Experienced specialist contractors can be found amongst the members of the Property Care Association.

Cavity Wall Tie RepairWall_tie
Cavity walls have been a common feature of buildings in the UK for over one hundred years. Two leaves of brick or stonework are held together using metal straps or wall ties. The cavities between the two leaves of masonry provide an affective barrier to water penetration and also acts as an insulation layer.