A common masonry repair is steel lintel replacement. As a home ages the steel lintels (the support for the brick work above an opening) sometimes begin to rust and fail. When looking for steel lintel replacement and masonry repair issues on an older masonry building you will look for cracks and separations in the mortar and bricks where the bricks over the opening meets the openings’ side walls. You may notice a small crack off the corner of the window opening. It is not uncommon to find cracks as large as 1 1/2″ due to the expansion of the deteriorating steel and this condition will usually require a steel lintel replacement repair.
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