Preservation Treatments were recently instructed to carry out structural repair works to a property in Surrey.

Upon inspection, the building was suffering from external cracking on the front, right hand corner. Internal cracking, mirroring the external defects, was also evident on the internal side of the wall. A slight separation crack was also noted along the ceiling line to the front elevation.

Preservation Treatments structural repair solution using Helifix Helibeam system

Preservation Treatments’ Helifix approved surveyor specified the repair of these structural issues with the installation of a Helifix Helibeam system incorporating Helibars, Bowties and CemTies.

To enable these works to be carried out safely by our technicians and in compliance with Health & Safety Regulations it was necessary for a fully boarded access system to be hired and erected for the duration of this contract. As such it was also necessary for us to arrange closure of the footpath below and the adjacent parking bays.

Crack Stitching with Helibar system

We began our treatment by removing the plaster on the section of internal wall which had suffered from cracking. Our operatives then carefully chased out the necessary areas on this wall prior to installing a Helifix crack stitching system by using 6mm bonded HeliBars.

Once the necessary works where completed this area was then waterproof rendered and plastered to ceiling height.

Additional Lateral restraint with Cemtie and BowTie systems

As well as the crack stitching repair, additional Lateral Restraints were provided with the installation of Helifix Bowtie and Helifix CemTie systems.

The CemTie system was installed externally to further support the wall which had suffered from external cracking.

The Bowtie system was then installed at Second floor level to provide additional lateral restraint where a visible separation crack had occurred along the ceiling line.

At the end of Preservation Treatments’ work the property was left with its structural integrity restored, preventing any further movement whilst avoiding the cost and disruption of taking down and rebuilding.

Preservation Treatments provide Helifix Structural Repairs throughout London, Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and Sussex. 

Contact us today on 0800 142 513 to arrange for one of our Helifix approved surveyors to visit site and inspect any structural issues affecting your property.