Brick has a reputation as one of the strongest and most durable building materials you can use. But this doesn’t mean that brick is immune to the wear and tear that any building structure will face over the years. It’s important to make sure that your brick is structurally sound to prevent warping or even collapsing. The lintel is an important part of your masonry to keep inspected and well-maintained to ensure the structural integrity remains secure. But many people may not know what a lintel is, much less how to keep their brick structures well-maintained. Luckily, we have you covered. Here are some helpful tips for handling lintel deterioration.
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What exactly is a lintel? Most people do not have the slightest clue. A lintel is a structural beam above windows and doors that takes up the space between two vertical supports. They can be made from materials such as wood, concrete, stone and steel. Lintels do not last forever, so it is important to be aware of lintel deterioration. It can become extremely dangerous because debris can fall and a building’s structural integrity will be compromised. (more…)