Guidelines

Is wall tie failure covered by insurance?

Is wall tie failure covered by insurance?

Despite the various different home insurance and contents insurance available, not all property insurance policies will cover cavity wall ties and are unlikely to insure against cavity wall ties affected by corrosion. Different insurance policies will vary in what is and is not covered.

How do I know if my wall ties need replacing?

What are the signs of wall tie failure?

  1. Cracked brickwork (typically horizontal, or stepped)
  2. Bulging brickwork.
  3. Rust stained walls.
  4. Structural problems on similarly facing elevations of neighbouring buildings of similar age / building type.

Do old wall ties need to be removed?

Isolating Original Cavity Wall Ties If the ties continue to corrode they can force the brickwork further apart, causing more damage. In some instances it may be necessary to remove them altogether. Important Note: Always install the remedial ties before dealing with the old ties or removing any masonry.

How much does it cost to replace a wall tie?

If you’re wondering what the cost of replacing wall ties is per square metre, you’re looking at a potential cost of £30 to £50 per m2. The total cavity wall tie replacement cost will depend on the area that is affected by the damage, which you’ll be able to find out by having a full wall tie survey done.

How much does a wall tie survey cost?

On average, the cost of a wall tie survey is in the region of £250 to £450 – depending on the size of your property. What are wall ties? Wall ties, also known as brick ties, are used in construction for buildings that have cavity walls.

What should I do if my wall ties are failing?

If you suspect that you have wall ties failing in your walls, the sensible next step is to get a full wall tie survey done by a professional surveyor. As well as checking for any obvious visual signs of damage, surveyors often use specialist equipment to carry out a full inspection to see the condition of the wall ties within the cavity wall.

What are wall ties used for in construction?

Wall ties, also known as brick ties, are used in construction for buildings that have cavity walls. Wall ties join together the two leaves of a wall and are effectively invisible after construction is finished.