Causes of Lateral Movement in Buildings
The reason lateral movement occurs is often due to the result of a combination of several weak points or defects within the structure, including structural overloading, poor interconnection with internal walls and floors and poor elevation construction can all be contributing factors.
The Benefits of Modern Lateral Restraint Ties
The majority of our lateral restraint installations at CavityTech Systems Ltd are carried out using the Helifix BowTie HD, along with other Helifix repair solutions to compliment the required structural repair. A few advantages of using BowTie HD’s include:
- Effective and economical repair solutions
- Minimal inconvenience to occupants
- Non-disruptive external installation
- Visibly unobtrusive – no external plates
- No splitting of timbers
For specifications on Helifix lateral restraints please click on the following link http://www.helifix.co.uk/products/remedial-products/bowtie
The qualified surveyors of CavityTech Systems Ltd offer a detailed inspection and diagnosis of the problem , providing (if necessary) a detailed report including a repair specification and estimate to resolve the problem.
When works are complete the client will benefit from our long term guarantee which can be insurance backed if required.
CavityTech Systems Ltd are fortunate enough to have many longstanding staff of great experience who carry out works with care and respect for the property.