|Approved Installer:||RM Construction|
Bude fire station was suffering from widespread cracking as the result of two separate causes: vertical cracking due to thermal movement and horizontal cracks caused by the corrosion of failed wall ties.
The fire station is a single storey ashlar clad building with a flat roof and parapet walls on all four elevations, which had been particularly badly affected by the thermal movement. Due to the dressed stone finish of the building the client was keen to provide the most unobtrusive repair possible.
These structural problems were swiftly rectified using Helifix crack stitching for the vertical cracks and DryFix remedial ties to replace the failed wall ties, providing a virtually invisible finish and restoring full structural integrity in just four days.
Once the cracks had been bonded with CrackBond epoxy resin and the cut mortar beds, cracks and pilot holes had all been made good with matching mortar, the concealed non-disruptive Helifix repairs were virtually invisible and structural integrity had been rapidly restored to Bude fire station.