We Offer Steel Lintel Replacement and Repair
What Are Steel Lintels?
There’s no doubt that masonry homes are built to last. St. Louis is proof.
But stones and bricks don’t work alone to keep your home standing strong. Within every brick building, there’s a hidden support structure that holds it all together–concrete or steel beams that backbone your home or business. Lintels, or steel lintel beams, are the horizontal beams that run across the tops of windows, doors, or other openings in your masonry walls. Not only do lintels keep bricks and stones from sagging or falling off, but a lintel beam is a crucial element of your building’s structural integrity. A badly damaged or corroded steel lintel can threaten the stability of your St. Louis area building.
Why Are Steel Lintels Important?
If moisture gets to your lintel through gaps in your mortar, missing bricks, or cracks in an exterior wall, the steel beam begins to corrode. Over time, a rusted lintel beam begins to expand and push against the masonry exterior. This can create a host of problems including cracked masonry, sagging and displaced bricks or stone, leaking walls, and even loose and falling brick or stone. If the steel lintel becomes too deteriorated, the exterior wall could begin to collapse.
Why Choose Humes Masonry Solutions for Your St. Louis Steel Lintel Repair or Replacement?
At Humes Masonry Solutions, we repair or replace deteriorated lintel beams. We are a team of licensed, fully insured masonry and tuckpointing professionals, and our expertise extends to lintel reinforcement and lintel replacement. Not only do we service the rusting steel lintel beam itself, but we repair or replace the damaged masonry that surrounds it. This includes our unparalleled tuckpointing and brick and stone services. Our team always uses expert techniques, tools and materials, as well as years of experience, to carefully match the size and strength of the new lintel beam to the shape and size of the window or door opening that it covers. A steel lintel replacement is not complete without proper flashing to help keep water out–we install or replace lintel flashing with precision and care. Replacement does not only include the steel itself, but a system of flashing, weep holes, and drip edge that most masonry companies exclude. For any and all repairs, we will work quickly and efficiently to get the job done to your standards. You will get the exceptional quality and peace of mind you deserve. Contact us today for a free lintel replacement consultation.
St. Louis Steel Lintel Replacement Services
- Replace or reinforce steel lintel beams (or concrete)
- Repair or replace masonry surrounding the lintel
- Install or repair lintel flashing (often ignored)
- Decorative finishing brickwork