Cracked Brickwork | Damaged Brick Repair Services Sydney
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Sydney Restumping & Underpinning understands the concerns wall cracks can raise–from simple aesthetic issues to potential structural hazards. Our foundation repairs contractors are here to assist, whether due to shifting soil, foundational problems, or design oversights.
Our modern, cutting-edge method for repairing brick wall cracks ensures that no wall needs to be knocked down. We avoid expensive and disruptive techniques like tearing apart or rebuilding, keeping your home’s original charm intact. Our skilled team can sort out both inside and outside wall cracks in just a few days, providing a quick and cost-effective answer.
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What Causes Brickwork to Crack?
The following are the biggest reasons for brickwork to crack:
- Reactive soils: These types of soils expand or shrink based on moisture variations over the year. This movement can place uneven pressure on house foundations, resulting in wall cracks.
- Worn-out building materials: As time passes, building materials might deteriorate because of gravity, weathering, or decay. This weakens the structural soundness, often leading to cracks in walls.
- Additional weight: If a home undergoes extensions or renovations, it can become heavier than originally intended. This added weight can strain the structure and foundation, leading to cracks.
- Seasonal shifts: Extreme conditions, like droughts or heavy rainfall, can cause the ground to shrink or swell, leading to wall cracks.
- Drainage issues: Faulty drains or leaking pipes can erode the soil beneath a home, destabilising the ground and causing both foundation issues and wall cracks.
- Surrounding trees: The root systems from trees close by might draw out water from the soil, altering its consistency and, in turn, causing wall cracks.
Why Fix Damaged Bricks
It’s essential to repair damaged bricks to ensure your home remains structurally sound. Overlooking these issues might magnify hidden problems. Factors like reactive clay soils, inadequate drainage, and added weight can escalate, causing even greater damage.
Additionally, homes that haven’t been well-built could deteriorate further if not addressed. Such degradation can lead to cracks as materials expand, jeopardising your home’s overall sturdiness.
Left unchecked, these cracks might also allow water intrusion and soil erosion, adding to the instability.
Our Solutions for Cracked Brickwork
When addressing cracked brickwork, you can rely on the following solutions from Sydney Restumping & Underpinning:
- Wall Stitching: This method is optimal for many structural wall cracks and can be applied to both interior and exterior walls.
- Incorporating Control Joints: Every building naturally shifts a bit. Our control joints permit your home to move in a controlled manner, bolstering wall firmness.
- Masonry Beam Repairs: For cracks above and below openings, we use steel rods to ensure efficient load spread across broad sections.
Sydney Restumping & Underpinning embeds stainless steel rods within your home’s walls, effectively mending structural wall cracks. This process is unobtrusive to your existing brickwork or plastered walls. Once we’re done, your walls will appear untouched as we expertly redo mortar joints and seal cracks.
With our steel rods and superior techniques, we boost the tensile strength of damaged walls, uniformly spreading out weights and removing the need for pricier restorations.
Why Choose Sydney Restumping & Underpinning?
Here’s why you should entrust us with your home:
- Expertise: Our team boasts vast experience in tackling all kinds of cracked brickwork issues.
- Cutting-edge solutions: By using stainless steel rods, we strengthen structures without resorting to disruptive methods.
- Flawless finish: Both inside and out, our work ensures a visually appealing result.
- Value for Money: With our approaches, there’s no need for expensive reconstructions.
- Hassle-free process: We operate quickly and seamlessly, allowing you to remain in your home while we’re on the job.
- Integrity: Our commitment lies in enhancing your home’s stability using skilled and forward-thinking approaches.