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Crack stitching is a masonry repair technique that reconnects and reinforces cracked walls. Twistfix supplies a range of masonry reinforcement products including stainless steel helical bars that stitch across the fractures to strengthen masonry walls.
When tying cracks in face brickwork these high strength bars are grouted into slots cut into mortar beds, ensuring the reinforcement is discreetly concealled once the mortar joint is repointed. Tensile forces are redistributed along the wall to dissipate load and minimise the risk of further cracking.
When repairing fractures in rendered walls the reinforcing bars can be installed directly into the brick units to bind them together and, where shear strength is an issue, to permit the use of diagonal reinforcement. Crack stitches offer a quick, easy and reliable method of restoring the structural integrity of cracked walls at cost effective prices.
As a market leader in the supply of the best retrofit reinforcement products in the UK, Twistfix are able to offer technical advice on crack stitching walls, in old houses or new, whether they are built from brick, block or stone. Simply call our help line to speak to a masonry crack repair expert.