How To Maintain Older Coastal Properties

If you own or manage older coastal properties that have masonry cavity walls it is highly likely that the original wall ties have corroded.  This will reduce the structural capacity of the wall and presents significant wall stability risks particularly in wall parapets or if you plan to attach additional structural loads to the wall such as mobile phone antenna, air conditioning equipment or exhaust ducts.

Fortunately, retrofitting stainless steel ties can reinstate the wall integrity provided it is undertaken before local wall failure occurs.  The attached photo shows where local demolition and reconstruction was required.

Wall tie inspections can be budgeted into your 10-year Capital works plan for peace of mind.

Call me if you encounter any issues that concern you.

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