Garage Lintel Failure

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Failing Garage Lintel Services

If you’ve noticed cracks above your garage door or signs of bowing or sagging, your garage may have a failing garage door lintel. Baird Foundation Repair is here to provide an effective solution for Texas homeowners.

We’re proud to be the exclusive dealer for the LintelLift System, a patented and permanent solution for failing garage door lintels. Best of all, it can be installed in just one day!

The Importance Of Addressing Garage Door Header Issues

Ignoring a failing garage lintel or cracks above the garage can have significant consequences, including decreasing your home’s value and curb appeal. More importantly, it can pose a serious safety risk to your family.

When this component lacks the proper support, it runs the risk of collapsing. Protect your home and loved ones with the patented LintelLift System from Baird Foundation Repair.

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Signs Of Garage Lintel Failure

A lintel is a horizontal support beam spanning across the top of your garage door opening, acting as a shelf to support the bricks above it. Garage door lintels are typically made of steel.

When this element begins to fail, it can have detrimental effects on your garage door. Most fail because they are undersized for the job in the first place. It’s crucial to understand the signs of a failing lintel so you can determine when to contact our team for assistance.

Cracked Brick Above Garage Door

The most common sign of a failing garage door are vertical or zig-zag cracks in the brick wall above a garage. These cracks can appear above the outer corners of your garage door frame or in the middle of your garage door header, indicating a lack of support from the lintel below.

It’s critical to  address this problem as soon as possible. Cracked brick creates an entry for pests, putting your home at risk of an infestation. This issue also allows water to enter the brick, which can createstructural issues and potential mold growth.

 

Garage Door Sagging In Middle

The topmost section of your garage door is under a lot of stress, as it’s responsible for holding the door in place.Inefficient and undersized lintels can cause it become misaligned. When this occurs, the door will sag in the middle, putting pressure on the brick above it.

Failing lintels can lose their durability from corrosion, compromising the structural integrity of your home. At Baird Foundation Repair, we’re prepared to assess the state of this component and provide an efficient solution.

Water Damage Around Garage Door

Corrosion can cause lintel to expand, apply stress to thesurrounding wall. Cracks can form in the masonry, allowingwater to access the bricks. As water spreads throughout the material, it can cause significant water damage near your door.

Our permanent garage repair solution can keep your door looking its best. Baird Foundation Repair offers warrantied garage lintel repair options that fix the problem permanently.

LintelLift System Advantages

We proudly present the LintelLift System, a patented and guaranteed solution for cracking and sagging bricks above your garage door. This system addresses the root cause of failing garage door lintels and ensures a lasting solution. Advantages of this product include:

  • Minimum disruption during installation, completed within a few hours
  • Paintable vinyl trim
  • The only patented lintel repair system on the market

If you’ve noticed your garage door lintel is bowing or sagging, or you’ve seen cracking above your garage door, schedule your free, no-obligation inspection and estimate today.

Choose LintelLift From Baird For Peace Of Mind

Baird Foundation Repair is proud to offer garage lintel and structural foundation repair solutions for a broad range of foundation problems in most of Texas, including San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Houston, and Austin.

Don’t wait until your failing garage door lintel puts your property at risk. Choose the LintelLift System for a fast, permanent solution. Increase the curb appeal, value and safety of your home – we’re ready to work hard for you!

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