A cavity sits between an inner and exterior wall to form the walls of the majority of residential buildings. Holes act as thermal insulation, preventing your home from being overheated. Wall ties inside the cavity hold the inner and exterior walls together, maintaining their solidity and steadiness. But if any of your home’s walls tilt, bend, bow, or bulge—inside or outside—this could mean that the bonds inside the cavities have broken.
Wall ties may fail due to poor construction for several reasons, including using low-quality building materials, incorrect spacing between cavity wall ties, wrong installation, or no installation. If your house’s wall ties fail, approach professionals for wall tie replacement in Hampshire. They will fix the wall ties flawlessly.
Top 3 causes of wall ties damage
Moisture can accumulate between your inside and outside walls over many years. Especially if your property is close to the coast, in a tropical region, or sees a tonne of rain, corrosion can build up quickly. The excessive moisture or salty sea air surrounding wall ties causes them to rust. Wall ties placed in the brick and across the cavity can corrode and rust because the brickwork can absorb a lot of moisture.
Did you notice a downward shift in the house suddenly? This means that there’s subsidence, and the place is sinking. This is generally caused when the ground beneath the property is oversaturated, and the clay moves away. This occurs due to excessive moisture caused by rainfall, sudden and repeated vibrations and even poor house construction. This will cause the ground to sink, and the wall ties will get damaged. The exterior and interior walls also fall along with the same, and the relationship is damaged accordingly.
Expansion is a result of corrosion. Wall ties deteriorate as too much moisture accumulates in the space between an interior and an outside wall. However, corroded connections grow larger if untreated than the original wall tie’s volume. These wall ties cause the divisions where they are installed to warp or crack. Additionally, brickwork can expand as a result of moisture absorption. A leaning, bowing, bending, or bulging wall could result from this expansion’s uneven strain on your building.
If you face any problem with wall tie damage, then give us a call at Davies Pointing Services. We have a team of experts who can quickly mend the wall tie issues of your house. To know more, check our website.