Structural Lintel & Cavity Tray Replacement
Lintel Replacement & Repair
ebm are lintel replacement & repair specialists. Lintels are structural support elements designed to carry the load from above openings such as doors and windows. Depending on the age of the property your lintels can be made of timber, bricks, steel, stone, and most commonly concrete with steel rods. Lintel repair solutions are quick, cost-effective, and most importantly non-disruptive to the existing façade.
A Damaged Lintel?
Even though most lintels can last decades, it is important to understand that rain and damp penetration, eventually affects any fabric. Therefore, if you noticed any cracks, deterioration of the surface or signs of corrosion it is always a good idea to consult a professional to find out if your lintels continue to provide the intended support.
Brick Lintel Repair
Traditional brick lintels and brick arch lintels are typically repaired using a remedial bar system. The structure of these lintels is repaired by removing strategically selected segments of the pointing and inserting remedial treatment bars across the length of the lintel. The brick arch lintel may also require to be pinned in position. These segments are then repointed making the whole repair practically invisible.
Concrete Lintel & Cavity Tray Repair
Concrete lintels are typically reinforced with steel rods. While these rods increase strength of the lintel, in some cases it can also contribute to its failure. As concrete is penetrated by rainwater, steel rods can start to corrode and expand, causing the lintel to crack as a result.
Metal Lintel Repair
As in the previous case, damp-affected metal elements eventually start to corrode. As corrosion appears the lintel expands, causing the surrounding masonry to crack. Cases like this can be repaired either by supplementing the existing lintel or replacing the existing lintel. The brickwork above the lintel may require stabilisation as noted above.
Timber Lintel Repair
Most older properties can still contain lintels made of timber. If preserved properly, timber lintels can serve just as long as steel or concrete alternatives. Unfortunately, if affected by damp, timber lintels may be affected by a wood-destroying fungal attack or even attract wood-boring insects both negatively affecting the strength of the lintel.
Structural Wall Defects
Structural Wall Defects
The usual factors which lead to wall structural defects are ground or wall movement increased structural pressure or rusting of wall ties in the masonry. Weathering and damp penetration can also cause structural fabric deterioration. These defects may leave your property with structural instability and cause visual damage such as cracking and bulging to the walls.
Concrete structures are very durable but even the strongest concrete tend to deteriorate through time. ebm can offer a quick and cost-effective solution to repair structural damage, such as damaged window cills, lintels, canopies and concrete steps. Our specialists use innovative cement products that can fully set within an hour, allowing us to decrease the duration of the concrete repair process. An experienced surveyor will visit your property and specify the most appropriate solution to fix your structural problem. Get in touch with your local branch for advice or a property survey.
External Timber Repairs
Any unprotected external timbers will eventually be affected by rot and start losing their aesthetical and structural qualities. To prevent timber decay, you should inspect and maintain your external timbers with an appropriate paint, varnish or other water repellent regularly. If your property is already affected by rot damage, then you might require some specialist assistance.
Book A Lintel Defect Survey
Our property preservation surveyors will investigate the scale as well as the cause of your problem. At ebm Structural & Damp Defect Specials, we only supply experienced surveyors who are highly trained in all types of structural and damp-related property defects. This means that our surveyor will be able to complete the survey and give the appropriate remedial recommendations and a quotation for the appropriate remedial works.
Type E Installation
The Type E is a preformed DPC cavitray which is inserted into an existing cavity wall. The Type E requires only one course of bricks to be disturbed, with just a few bricks removed at any time. The self-contained Type E cavitrays are the length of two bricks, and clip together, so long runs are easily and quickly created. Preformed angles cater for corners and piers. Each unit has stand-alone discharge via a weep. Suitable for all popular cavity widths because the cavity upstand of the Type E is hinged and adjusts to always suit the ‘as-found’ cavity width.
Structural Timber Resin Repairs
Our structural resin repair is used to repair and strengthen structural timber within a building. The Resin is used in conjunction with reinforcement bars to retain as much of the existing structure and deal with the affected area. Resin has strong bonding qualities and is able to be shaped to match the existing detail of the structure. It is non-porous and is resistant to damp.
Structural Repair Survey
Our qualified rot surveyor will investigate the affected area and measure the scale of the problem. We only supply experienced surveyors who are highly trained in all types of rot and damp problems that could affect your property. This means that our surveyor will be able to complete the survey and give the appropriate remedial recommendations no matter what problem is identified.
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