Lintel Replacement

In the entry of this residential basement there were three lintels that were corroded and swelling.
The masonry work above the door, in the center of this picture, was being pushed up so much that the tile
​floor in the house above was cracking from the pressure.

Any masonry work that spans an opening (i.e. windows,doors) is resting on a lintel (excluding arches).

If non-galvanized steel was used for construction then chances are it's causing problems for your masonry
if it's in a moist area or the north side of a building (typically the side that stays damp).

The corroded metal, while being unsightly, continues to swell which causes the masonry to crack.  Open masonry
​joints will allow water intrusion.  The cure for the patient is a lintel replacement with galvanized steel.

Before

Before - Two lentils above doors and one over walkway​

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​for a masonry contractor that hires out their work and then doesn't supervise the quality of your masonry project.  We will provide
​you with the projected cost up front, in writing and then be there to install or repair your brick, block, or stone ourselves.  Locally owned and family operated, no job is too small.  Give us a call!

After

Noticing cracks in your masonry above windows or doors?

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