Lintels are a horizontal component, usually made of steel, which span the opening between two vertical supports, carrying the weight of the wall above. They are primarily found over doors, windows, garages, and fireplaces.
Unfortunately, steel lintels rust over time when exposed to moisture. This can cause your lintels to expand to up to six times their original thickness, causing structural damage to the surrounding substrates. This is often visible in cracking brickwork, either at a vertical or 45-degree angle from the lintel, as well as rust staining on the undersides of your lintel.
If you're struggling with a problem like that, Comco Restoration can help. Our team will replace your old or damaged lintel with a brand new, hot-dipped, galvanised lintel. We support the above wall before cutting out the old lintel, then replace it with the new one, as well as repairing the surrounding bricks and mortar joints, if necessary.