Stone Cladding Inspection

Whilst stone cladding looks durable, GBE noticed some defects always be down-played its severity.To exemplify here is the hairline crack usually found on the stone surface. It may be easy regard as minor defects but indeed GBE thinks it isn’t.

The anchor bolt is inserted into the stone. The pattern and location of the cracks found near the anchor point becomes an alarming signal for building owners to pay attention to. The crack developed near the anchor obviously weaken the load taking capacity by the bolt. This eventually may cause stability failure.


Repairing Work for the Historical Building

Timber joist structure was found delaminated. This was caused by multiple reasons including the moisture and over-stressed. The repair came to reinforce the joist by steel-plate and through bolt. This can avoid excessive down-taking and re-do. Nevertheless, the moisture attack, which is the root cause, must be dealt prior to strengthening