Cavity walls are a construction methods used for many years; the system is made of two separate walls that are joined together using wall ties. However, if your wall ties fail it can mean both walls become independent of each other and can lead to structural issues.
How to identify a wall tie failure
There a number of symptom to look out for that suggest your wall ties are failing. Here is what to look for:
- Lintels sagging
- Bulging brickwork
- Horizontal cracks
- Cracks and/or separation of window reveals
If you spot any of the above symptoms we strongly suggest you call in a professional to investigate the situation further; leaving and ignoring the issue may result in further damage and further costs to repair the property. To arrange a free property survey give us a call on 01202 879139.