Watch Video: Lintel Damage Above Garage Opening
Lintel damage can be a big issue for homes. Lintels are horizontal members which are placed across an opening to support the portion of the structure above it. The function of a lintel is the same as an arch or a beam. Lintels are easier to use and simple to install on construction projects making them commonly used. When lintel damage occurs, you will experience trouble with structural loads. Lintel damage should not be taken lightly.
Lintels are built into the masonry at the ends which helps transfer the load carried by lintels into the masonry. When there is lintel damage the structure above could fail causing major damage and possible injury.