Garage Door Lintel Repair
Garage Door Header Lift System
The LintelLift System is patent pending product that ensures garage door lintels or headers won't sag. Upon the failure of a garage door lintel, of which causes the brick wall it is to support to sag LintelLift System can be installed and add the needed support and lift to give needed support. Upon new construction, LintelLift System can be installed and pre stressed prior to laying the brick then released after mortar curing to prevent future sagging.
Fixing Sagging Lintel and Cracks Above The Garage
The original cause of this masonry problem is generally poor design. There must be an allowance at each end of the lintel for the expansion of the metal as it gets warmer. When the metal expands and is pressing against the brick and mortar at each end, it relieves the pressure at the weakest point. This is in the middle of the lintel where there is pressure from above and nothing supporting the bottom.
The Repair Process
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Post construction with sagging existing lintel and cracked brick and mortar:
Engineered to lift to a straight plane 1200 lbs. Heaver lifts are also available upon special order. The columns on the sides are designed with lift bolts that are adjusted by turning clockwise the nuts. The bolts are contacted to the ends of the angle iron with a machined pivot. This allows the column to be stood up one end at a time and fastened to the existing wood door frames. Once both columns are vertical with the LintelLift lintel under the sagging existing lintel, and outside the brick wall, the bolts are tightened down lifting the load while removing the camber. Once straightened the sagging brick is now lifted and/or stabilized against future settlement. At this point, the raw iron will be covered with included vinyl kit specially made for fit.