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    Default Window Lintel Sagging

    Last edited by Clay White; 12-26-2007 at 10:13 AM.
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    Default Re: Window Lintel Sagging

    Clay,

    When I personally see things as such I just go ahead and recommend that a building contractor be contacted to bid repairs.

    We already know that its sagging or failed, so why bother the expense of calling out a SE just to tell you yes it needs to be repaired.

    JMHO

    rick


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    Default Re: Window Lintel Sagging

    Veneer is an exterior cladding and not a structural component. I wouldn't call for an engineer unless I suspected the cracking was due to structural movement. If there were no signs of movement I would call for a qualified mason to make the necessary repairs.


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    Default Re: Window Lintel Sagging

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    Clay,

    When I personally see things as such I just go ahead and recommend that a building contractor be contacted to bid repairs.

    We already know that its sagging or failed, so why bother the expense of calling out a SE just to tell you yes it needs to be repaired.

    JMHO

    rick
    I agree. I've had two houses this year with enough sagging over the garages that I recommended immediate repairs and both times it was taken care of by the seller (albeit grudgingly). Even the agent was glad that I called it out and later told me the mason had told her "it was an accident waiting to kill someone".

    Bruce


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