Lintel Repair & Replacement
Putting off lintel repair or replacement can cause more serious structural issues. Bautista Masonry has the expertise to help you repair or replace your deteriorating lintel to get your building or home back to a safe condition.
Masonry over the windows and doors of your building is supported by steel lintels, which serve as a shelf for masonry. Our wet Pacific Northwest weather can cause heavy wear on lintels, which can lead not only to corrosion of the lintel itself, but to cracks in the masonry and surrounding bricks. This leads to more moisture seeping inside, compounding the problems. Putting off repair or replacement is never a good idea.
Spotting the Problem
Left untreated, rust will build up on lintels causing them to thicken and expand which causes them to lose strength and adds pressure on the surrounding masonry. Check around windows and doors for cracks in the upper corners or bricks, bowing over the windows or in severe cases, displacement of bricks and stones. If you see any of these visible signs, it’s time for repairing or replacing the lintel, which should only be done by an experienced, qualified masonry contractor.
Rusting is common with steel lintels. If unprotected metal gets wet, it will rust and corrode. The wall structure above the lintel may fail if the steel lintel is rusted. if you see link text visible indication of this,its important to repair this as soon as possible. Rusting is common with steel lintels. If unprotected metal gets wet, it will rust and corrode.