Crack Repair Specialist

We understand the dangers involved with cracked buildings, small cracks left unmanaged can later lead to severe problems with your building. Our most common repair method is the helical bar system, with their substantial tensile properties they are used to strengthen and stabilise masonry in both new build and remedial situations. Our years of experience & knowledge in undertaking crack repairs allow us to be able to manage and deal with them in a safe & stress free manner.

Building crack repairs involve the process of identifying, assessing, and remedying cracks that appear in various structural elements of buildings, including walls, floors, ceilings, and foundations. These cracks can result from a variety of factors such as settlement, moisture infiltration, temperature changes, structural movement, or construction defects. Repairing building cracks typically begins with a thorough inspection to determine the cause and extent of the damage.

Depending on the severity and underlying cause of the cracks, repair methods may vary, ranging from simple cosmetic fixes to more extensive structural interventions. Common repair techniques include sealing cracks with specialized materials, injecting epoxy or polyurethane resins, installing reinforcement measures like wall ties or carbon fiber straps, or even reconstructing damaged sections of the structure.

The goal of building crack repairs is to restore the structural integrity, stability, and aesthetics of the building while addressing the underlying issues to prevent future recurrence of cracks. Effective repairs help maintain the safety, functionality, and value of the property.

Building cracks are repaired through a systematic process that begins with identifying the cause and extent of the damage. Common repair methods include:

  • Surface Sealing: Cracks are filled with specialized sealants or mortar to prevent moisture infiltration and improve aesthetics.
  • Injection: Epoxy or polyurethane resins are injected into the cracks under pressure to fill voids and restore structural integrity.
  • Reinforcement: Structural elements may be reinforced with materials like carbon fiber straps, steel plates, or wall ties to redistribute loads and prevent further cracking.
  • Masonry Repair: Damaged masonry units are replaced or repaired using compatible materials to match the existing construction.
  • Foundation Repair: Techniques such as underpinning or helical piers may be used to stabilize foundations and address settlement-related cracks.
  • Expansion Joint Installation: Installing expansion joints in appropriate locations to accommodate movement and prevent future cracking.

The specific repair method depends on factors like the cause of the cracks, the type of construction, and the severity of the damage. Properly executed repairs help restore structural integrity, prevent further deterioration, and enhance the longevity of the building.

The time required to repair building cracks can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the type and extent of damage, accessibility of the affected area, the chosen repair method, and the skill level of the contractors. Minor crack repairs, such as surface sealing or simple masonry patching, may be completed within a few hours to a day.

However, more extensive repairs involving structural reinforcement or foundation stabilisation could take several days or even weeks to complete. Factors such as curing time for injected resins, waiting for specialised equipment or materials, and the need for multiple stages of work may extend the repair duration.

Additionally, coordination with other trades, weather conditions, and unforeseen challenges encountered during the repair process can impact the overall timeline. It’s essential to assess each situation individually to determine the specific requirements and expected duration of the repair project accurately.

S&D Brickwork

S&D Brickwork Southampton are experienced brickwork contractors, offering an array of services proudly certified by the Federation of Master Builders. Our knowledge, skills & dedication have resulted in our employment by multiple large contractors.

We are based in Southampton but cover Hampshire including: Winchester, The New Forest, Hedge End, Fareham, Portsmouth and beyond.

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