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Do I Need A Wall Tie Survey?

The wall tie survey can be described as a specialized survey conducted by a certified survey expert with experience in Wall tie survey. It is the survey who determines if your wall tie is performing their job effectively within the structure, and whether they require replacement or not. The wall ties must be strong enough to tie the two masonry leaves to each other, and if they’re not, they must be improved on.

When conducting wall tie reports, the surveyor will look at the degree of corrosion in order to determine whether any actions should be taken. They will assess the degree of damage of the wall’s structure and determine what should be done to improve it.

It is possible they need to replace the wall tie require replacement in certain instances, but in other it is not. It is a visual inspection that could require further surveying when the wall ties aren’t working in the way they ought to. In the event that this happens the next kind of inspection should be carried out. This is for a deeper examination of the state of the structure. If the wall tie is not in good condition or have started to fail, it is possible that a replacement is suggested.

Different types of Wall Tie Surveys

There are two types of surveys that be conducted during a wall tie study. Two types of surveys are called non-intrusive or intrusive Wall tie survey. The surveyor is likely to start a non-intrusive study when they are able to see into the cavity by using an endoscope or a thermal camera. They’ll then be able locate the wall ties and evaluate their condition.

An intrusive survey is generally conducted when the cavity cannot be made visible which means that the wall ties can’t be examined or the wall tie are discovered to not function properly during the initial inspection. This is typically the case for wall tie holes that are hidden or are not visible with the suggested methods. This kind of inspection will require the bricks are lifted off of the wall in order to reveal the wall tie. This will permit an inspection that is conducted in depth.

In both surveys, every panel will be examined and the surveyor will be able to find all anchors inside the wall. They’ll be able to inspect them and determine which ones require to be replaced.

Do I need an Wall Tie Survey?

It is possible that you require an inspection of your wall when purchasing the first house in your area, particularly in the case of homes built in the past. This is to make sure that everything is secure and solid in structure. In older homes there are certain kinds of metal tie are vulnerable to rusting and begin to wear down, which can cause them to not be capable of performing their task correctly. Most of the time the inspection is merely an emergency measure put used to ensure that all is secure and safe. In certain situations there could be flaws that can cause problems. That would mean the wall ties will require replacement. The process itself isn’t expected to take more than about an hour.

What happens if My Wall Tiles Need to be replaced?

There are many reasons for why your wall tie may require replacement however, it’s usually due to them not being properly installed when they were first installed. It is not uncommon for they were wrongly placed, leading them to be insufficient as time passes. If you reside in a coastal region there is a greater chance to require your wall tie replaced. This is because in coastal regions corrosion of wall ties is more probable to happen, making it more essential to inspect them.

Wall ties that fail could leave structures in danger and pose the risk of collapse. In order to ensure that this happens, prevented, a thorough inspection is required. If you find out that the wall ties you have aren’t working properly They will have replacement. Always consult a trusted professional to have your wall tie replaced.

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Don’t be afraid to contact us to request an inspection of your wall tie. Sometimes, it’s clear that your wall ties on your cavity require replacement, but in other cases it’s best to seek an expert’s opinion to ensure security.