Pennine Preservation’s have become specialists in this area of structural work, most of our work is carried out under the supervision of a qualified structural engineer or chartered building surveyors. We can also advise you on the appointment of a suitable structural engineer or chartered building surveyor.
We are flexible in all types of Structural Works, from Cross-Bracing roof timbers, Structural Strapping, Underpinning, Wall Removal, Wall rebuilds, RSJ Beams and more modern crack Stitching solutions
Crack stitching provides a permanent structural repairs solution for masonry repairs and cracked wall reinforcement. Simple and effective, our crack stitching repair process involves rods that are grouted across cracks in walls to reconnect and strengthen masonry
This effective masonry crack stitching repair provides resilience against further cracking with minimal cost and little disruption
How crack stitching works
Our crack stitching bars are stainless steel reinforced rods that are chemically bonded into bed joints to stitch cracks found within a property, redistributing tensile forces and stabilising a structure. The bed joints are cut out with specialist dust extraction cutting equipment and then the crack stitching bar is grouted in place preventing any future movement.
To finish, our crack stitching bars are hidden on completion retaining the original character of a wall.
When to use crack stitching bars
Crack stitching is used when a building starts to get vertical cracking, once the cause of the crack has been determined. Typically however, crack stitching is perfect for cracked masonry.
Benefits of cracked stitching
- Quick, simple, effective and permanent.
- The grout combination provides an excellent bond within the substrate.
- Masonry remains flexible enough to accommodate natural building movement.
- Non-disruptive structural stabilisation with no additional stress
Installation of our crack stitching bars causes no inconvenience to the occupants. Once the crack has been filled and re-pointing has taken place there is little evidence that our crack stitching bars have been installed.