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Crack stitching is a permanent and very successful method of structural repair for fixing cracks in brick walls and for properties suffering with cracks in the masonry and in the mortar bed joints.
In summary, ‘stitching’ cracked brick walls requires using bars grouted (a fluid form of concrete) into the bed joint, overlapping the crack in the wall the same way using thread to stitch two pieces of cloth together. Compared to past methods, crack stitching is very resilient and a very cost effective solution.
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Stitching or repairing cracked brick walls is rarely a uniform process. Cracks vary in size and depth and the cracks can be horizontal, ‘stepped’ cracking, or a combination of both. Once cracks appear on the external wall, it is critical to reinforce the structural masonry to prevent further damage.
Prior to any work taking place, it is essential the cause of the crack is first established. If you are not an expert yourself, we would suggest you contact a qualified individual such as a structural engineer or ourselves at Peter Cox to inspect the property and recommend the best course of action. Structural repairs can be a complex and require the skills and expertise of an experience individual to assess the damage and find the root of the problem.
Repairs carried out using crack stitching will provide resistance against further cracking and strengthen the structure of the masonry, offering a minimum disruption and permanent solution when it comes to fixing cracks in brick walls.
The process, very similar to lintel repairs, involves inserting long metal bars into the brickwork bed joints and grouted into place. It is as follows:
The Benefits of crack stitching include;
Got a question about crack stitching? We are here to help! Since 1951, we have been providing wall crack repair services to customers across the UK with structural issues and we can help you.
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