Concrete Lintel Repairs
What are Lintels?
Lintels are metal, concrete or wooden beams that span an opening such as doors or walkways. Lintels are designed to distribute the vertical load from above to either side of the opening and down into the structure and foundations.
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What can happen when the lintels are damaged?
Lintels frequently present with surface cracks indicating the lintel is being overstressed and/or degrading. Damaged lintels frequently leads to:
Corroded steel is not only unslightly but can also lead to concrete cancer if not treated.
Water ingress can lead not only to structural damage but to other areas damaged due to the water’s ability to travel.
Increased Structural Load
If the lintels experience an unplanned increase in weight, then the safety of the structure will be comprised.
HOW BUSS CAN HELP
Damage to the lintel may lead to collapse and damage the adjacent members such as frames, surrounds (window, door or masonry). BUSS undertake lintel repair and treatment under the advice and direction of our in-house engineer and all works are executed safely. BUSS have over 20 years experience in the remedial repairs industry and offer expert knowledge. For more information on lintel repairs please call us on (08) 9444 1732 or use the contact form below.
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