When structural cracks appear in masonry it is usually a sign that roof thrust, rotation or a common maintenance issue is the underlying problem. Years ago the solution was to underpin foundations and this was an expensive and invasive task which did not address the problem and sometimes created 'hardspots' in the foundations.
Cross Builders Ltd now use stainless steel helical rods which are carefully inserted into the masonry beneath the surface of the mortar and once installed, these textured rods firmly grasp the surrounding stonework or brickwork and effectively bond with fresh lime mortar to hold the building together.
Our brick and stone repair system has been used to successfully repair England's worst earthquake damaged church, St Peter's in Kent and our work was even featured in the supplier's website.
200 metres of stainless steel was expertly installed to repair cracks to the South and North transepts and once finished it is completely invisible.