Lintel Replacement

Lintels

A lintel is a timber, stone, concrete, or steel support that lays across the top of a door, window, or any opening in a building.

Damaged lintel causes the masonry to lose structure

Early signs of lintel failure include cracked bricks or cracked exterior walls around a window or a door. As the damage progresses, the lintel will start to visibly sag. If you notice cracked or stressed bricks on your home, contact Coast to Coast Masonry for a free inspection. We specialize in lintel replacement and brick, concrete, wood, or stone lintel repair and are more than happy to help with your project.

Damaged Lintel

Lintel failure is a common problem with lintels of all types and in properties of all ages. As time passes, lintels can fail and sag, causing the masonry above them to drop and crack. This causes the door or window to lose structural integrity, and the overhead masonry can potentially collapse as a result. Contact Coast to Coast Masonry today to get started on your brick, wood, or stone lintel repair.

Some common causes of lintel deterioration…

  • Improper installation 
  • Material failure due to natural aging
  • Climate-induced rusting
  • Physical damage due to an outside force (i.e. motor vehicle impact)

Lintel failure can be the root cause of many masonry-related issues on a wall. Rusting lintels tend to expand vertically and horizontally, causing cracks in the mortar and/or brick. This can potentially destabilize the structure of the wall.  Additionally, lackluster or improper flashing may hasten the deterioration process. This can also allow water to penetrate the inside of the building and result in costly water damage.

Contact Coast to Coast Masonry today and we will provide you with a detailed estimate on the cost of lintel replacement and repair.

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