Retro fitting Expansion Joints is a cost effect method to protect your building from the effects of brick growth and foundation movement. Helitec Structural Services are experts in the installation of movement joints using marine grade stainless still movement ties that maintain the structural integrity of your building.
Expansion joints may need to be created from defects such as thermal expansion and contraction, brick growth, foundation movement etc. On older structures they weren’t created at the time of construction and the effects of movement can be quite noticeable due cracking and bulging.
First the reason for the expansion joint needing to be installed should be addressed. After the underlying issue has been identified and resolved the expansion joint can be created. The expansion joint will allow for the movement of the brickwork/stone/concrete in a liner motion. The façade is restrained by use of wall ties and with control/expansion joint ties inserted into the bed joints/horizontally. We use various methods for the creation of expansion/movement/control joints. All involve cutting through the face of the masonry with the use of cutting saws, grinders or even chain saws with diamond teeth. We have specialist equipment for the cutting of masonry walls, scaffolding, access and dust control.
Helitec Structural Services are experts at replacing installing masonry wall expansion joints. At Helitec we undertake the right method of installing Movement Joints for your building. We are the go to experts in Australia for masonry movement joints installation. We utilise non-disruptive installation techniques using quality materials and resins.
If the walls in your building-
- Have movement
- Are bowed or lean
- Have falling Parapets
- Falling floors
- Have lateral movement between brick courses
Your walls may be failing, and in a worst-case scenario, they may collapse. CONTACT Helitec Structural Services today for your free site inspection.
Helitec Structural Services use proven methods to repair leaning walls. Helitec Structural Services are Approved Helifix Installers. Click on the LINK to see how it is done.
Our expert team will fix your failing walls
Over the years, our licenced technicians and highly qualified structural engineers have successfully repaired wall cracks, small, medium and large. So don’t worry! Your home is in safe hands.
With our extensive experience, our structural engineers can diagnose the real problem that’s causing your wall cracks in no time. Using the latest techniques and technological innovations, our team will stabilise your walls, and the foundations of your home if needed.
The cracks in your walls will be nicely repaired for a home that’s as aesthetically pleasing as it is safe to live in. We use proven crack stitching techniques to ensure the crack stitching of your walls is completed with minimum disruption.
- Quick, efficient and professional service.
- Free inspections.
- Easy to understand quotations with easy to read building repair reports.
- Affordable Pricing
- Minimal disruptions to your enjoyment of your building and comfort of your buildings neighbours.
- 10-year warranty: if your repaired arches and lintels begin failing, we’ll be back to fix them at no extra cost.
“Thanks Jerry, Mark and team. Very happy with the results of my crack stitching brickwork. Great job. Thanks.”
Geoff, Hunters Hill NSW