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Unwanted movement in buildings can cause a great deal of distress and worry for property owners. Subsidence, physical disturbance and a failure of building materials, are just some of the factors that can impact on the structural integrity of a property. Fortunately, while there are many reasons why a building can move, modern repair technology and advances in application techniques, mean that effective solutions are on hand to tackle the problem.


This site gives an overview of some of the most common problems householders face, describes some of the repair strategies available and outlines the importance of seeking expert advice for individual projects.




Buildings can move for a variety of reasons, including;

  • Ground movement or subsidence
  • Inadequately restrained or tied walls
  • Movement brought on by water ingress into the structure
  • Failed lintels or building materials
  • Movement fatigue
  • Mechanical impact or disturbance
  • Incorrect or poor building techniques