In circumstances whereby a rebuild would not be practical, helical steel-rod reinforcement – known as crack-stitching – is a viable structurally-engineered alternative solution. Crack-stitch reinforcement products are utilised around the world to restore severely cracked or snapped brickwork.

In almost all cases where crack-stitching is utilised, it is in conjunction with other remedial procedures such as repointing and snapped brick-replacement to restore the masonry back to sound structural and aesthetic condition. These embedded helical rod systems can be utilised on Heritage-listed properties often without a council permit as it will not alter the appearance of the brickwork; credit to Brick Repairs’ mortar matching capabilities.