Cavity Wall Tie Inspection by Peter Cox Surveyor

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Cavity wall ties

Millions of homes and properties across the UK suffer from either cavity wall tie corrosion or cavity wall tie failure. More often than not the problem is that during construction of the property there was an insufficient number of wall ties installed.

In order to remedy this, Peter Cox have perfected our cost effective and non intrusive cavity wall tie repair and replacement service. Read on to find out more, or get in touch with our structural repair and cavity wall tie experts by clicking on the button below.

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What are cavity wall ties?

Cavity wall ties are long metal strips that tie the inner and outer walls together, creating a space that is known as the cavity void or cavity wall.  Constructing walls this way improves the stability of the building, helps to protect the property against the elements and will also minimise the amount of heat you lose through your home.

What are the common signs of cavity wall tie failure?

Unfortunately, cavity wall tie failure is only visible once the effects of cavity wall tie corrosion cause damage to the internal and external walls.
 
The ‘tell-tale signs’ of cavity wall tie failure include:

  • Horizontal cracking – at regular intervals in external mortar joints
  • Outward bulging of the wall – joints widen causing the wall to deflect outwards, often around window frames
  • The lifting of roof edges – at gables the growth of brickwork can cause a noticeable ‘pagoda’ effect
  • Internal cracks – vertical cracks may be found at internal wall junctions & horizontal cracks appear at internal wall & ceiling joints
  • Cracks to render coats

If you have experienced any of these issues then cavity wall tie failure could be to blame. Contacting a qualified expert to inspect your walls would be beneficial to diagnose the cause of your property problems as well as recommend the best course of action to remedy them. Delaying any form of treatment for cavity wall tie problems tends only to lead to further deterioration to the building.

What is involved in cavity wall tie survey?

To establish the extent of the cavity wall damage, our fully trained and professional surveyors will arrange the property inspection at a time that suits you. To locate the position of existing cavity wall ties, our surveyors use a range of specialist equipment such as metal detectors to plot the different locations of the cavity wall ties and an endoscope to inspect the condition of cavity walls ties. By assessing the scale of the problem, our Peter Cox surveyor will be able to determine the extent of the damage and create a bespoke repair plan to get your property back in top condition.

We strongly recommend that a cavity wall tie survey should only be undertaken by an experienced and qualified professional, especially if you have spotted the signs of cavity wall tie failure already.

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Repairing and replacing cavity wall ties

As part of our specialist wall tie service, your bespoke repair plan will be tailored to meet your individual property needs, with a range of designs options available to suit your property and requirements. Depending on the scale and the condition of the masonry, your property surveyor will recommend the best option for you.

As part of the treatment, the existing ties are isolated and extracted to prevent further corrosion with the new ties inserted in their place. Furthermore, your property is covered by our Peter Cox 20 year guarantee; giving you peace of mind should the wall tie area that was recently repaired cause problems in the future, Peter Cox will be there to put it right - simple as that!

We also offer Cavity Wall Corrosion insurance that protects your whole house should you have a cavity wall tie problem again in the future. Unlike other banks and building societies, we insure residential properties from flats to houses and mansions that event specialist insurers will not cover.

Contact us about cavity wall ties

For more information about cavity wall ties, simply get in touch with a member of our team. We offer friendly helpful advice that you can trust and if we think you can benefit from a house inspection, we can arrange for one of our specialist surveyors to visit your property and get to the bottom of the problem
 
Contact your local Peter Cox branch or call us on 0800 633 5712 to speak to a member of our team. Alternatively, complete our online contact form below for a member of our team to contact you back.

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