Choosing a contractor to carry out the structural repairs on your property can be daunting as it’s not your average builder’s job. Here at Top Joints we have experienced project managers and experienced in house time served tradesman which are specialists in this field. Whether it be steel installations, brick restoration, preservation timber treatments, concrete repairs, crack stitching, or re-pointing, you can be assured by choosing Top Joints a professional job will be carried out, We work in the Chichester, Bognor Regis, Emsworth & Portsmouth areas.
There are a number of structural repairs required on older masonry building structures with cracks in walls being a common structural defect, often repaired using crack stitching techniques. But what is crack stitching and how does it work? This permanent structural repair method and how it strengthens cracked walls.
In basic terms crack stitching is the masonry repair method for repairing cracked walls and ensuring that they are reinforced. It involves retrofitting a number of crack stitching bars which are grouted across cracks in walls in order to reconnect them and provide stability to the masonry.
Repointing is the process of renewing the pointing, which is the external part of mortar joints, in masonry construction. Over time, weathering and decay cause voids in the joints between masonry units, usually in bricks allowing the undesirable entrance of water. Water entering through these voids can cause significant damage through frost weatheringand from salt dissolution and deposition Repointing is also calle pointing or pointing up, although these terms more properly refer to the finishing step in new construction.
A few structural repair images below we have recently carried out, including crack stitching, steel installation, repointing
We have every aspect of the damp proofing & condensation sector covered in the Chichester & Bognor Regis area, rising damp, penetrating damp, condensation control, structural waterproofing, wet & dry rot timber, remedial works, structural repairs, crack stitching, rendering. You can put your mind at rest knowing that we have 6 million pound liability insurance, & 10 million employers liability insurance.
Please view below a few recent testimonials, please see more by clicking the check-a-trade links...
Client in Bognor Regis, See More...Check-a-trade
Building Chimney; Removing existing and Re-rendering outside wall; Installing new window and making good; Removing internal wall and making good; Some Internal plastering; Clearing Cavities; Damp Proofing; “Richard and his team did a really good job of all the work. Very polite, courteous and accommodating. I'd have no hesitation having them back to do more work and would definitely recommend them to friends.”
Client in Portsmouth, See More... Check-a-trade
Installed Kair Flat Ventilation System, “Work was carried out efficiently and neatly and clearly every effort had been made to clean up afterwards. The work took longer than scheduled - into second day - due to difficulty boring holes through re-inforced concrete (not anticipated) but this did not inconvenience me as flat is unoccupied at present. Allround a very friendly and helpful workforce. Very satisfied with outcome and would recommend this firm.”
Client In Climping, See More... Check-a-tarde
Fixing a damp problem and re-plastering, “We had a damp problem in our hallway and a number of contractors looked and quoted for the work. Top Joints were the only company to properly look into what had caused the problem and did not automatically assume we had rising damp (old house, no DPC). It turns out a leaking stop cock was causing a localised problem, yet everyone else tried to sell us a DPC. Once the real problem had been identified, Top Joints' quote and plan of remedial action was very competitive and we were happy to give them the work. Everyone we dealt with was courteous and polite and queries were responded to quickly and professionally. I would recommend Top Joints.”
Client In Southsea, See More... Check-a-trade
Fitted a kair track heat recovery ventilation system K-HRVF100, “Good humoured team who were a pleasure to have in the house. Disruption was minimal despite working in three separate rooms and the loft. This included cutting through three ceilings and fitting inlet and outlet vents through external walls. Kept informed of progress during the day. Quickly resolved small technical issue after installation. Would thoroughly recommend this company..”