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    Default Did you post this pricture of a deteriorating lintel?

    I turned up this picture during a web search, and would like to identify the author to obtain permission to use it (with attribution, of course, and a link if desired) in an article for my web site:



    The link is http://inspectionnews.com/ubb/uploads/DSC04509.JPG

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    Default Re: Did you post this pricture of a deteriorating lintel?

    That's from a post and one of three photos uploaded by Erby Crofutt, posted November 28, 2004 at IN-dot-com. Looks like terra cotta glazed facing brick popular in the mid-late 60s btw, softer, lime rich mortar.

    Here is a link to the topic thread entitled "Rusted Steel Lintels"...hope the link works.

    Rusted Steel Lintels - InspectionNews.com

    Here's a link to E.C.'s current profile.

    http://www.inspectionnews.net/home_i...y-crofutt.html

    See last logged in a few hours after your post, perhaps you've already heard from E.C....if not contact info aval on profile links.

    HTH.

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    Default Re: Did you post this pricture of a deteriorating lintel?

    If yer in Chicago, ya ought to be able to walk no more than one or two blocks and find worse...


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    Default Re: Did you post this pricture of a deteriorating lintel?

    like the I nice end-on view on that one.

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    Default Re: Did you post this pricture of a deteriorating lintel?

    HG, thanks for hunting that up.

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    Default Re: Did you post this pricture of a deteriorating lintel?

    Hey Michael,

    I did not post that one, but if you want similar brick pics, you can have these.

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    Smile Re: Did you post this pricture of a deteriorating lintel?

    Here's a thin gauge lintel I found on a recent inspection that has surprisingly rusted thru, darn humidity.

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    Default Re: Did you post this pricture of a deteriorating lintel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Parrish View Post
    If yer in Chicago, ya ought to be able to walk no more than one or two blocks and find worse...
    Haha
    You got that right.


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    Default Re: Did you post this pricture of a deteriorating lintel?

    At least there was a lintel. Here is a brand new home that I did last week.

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    Default Re: Did you post this pricture of a deteriorating lintel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Bombardiere View Post
    At least there was a lintel. Here is a brand new home that I did last week.
    Frank the general or broad View seems different from the closeup.
    Do you have a shot of the entrance /garage door area as broad view by any chance ?


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    Default Re: Did you post this pricture of a deteriorating lintel?

    No, it is the same house, just the exposure is a little different. There were dark clouds when I took the broad view and it was lighter later when I took the close up pics.

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    Default Re: Did you post this pricture of a deteriorating lintel?

    I usually do not see brick veneer with the soldiered brick like that.
    It appears other than the cracking in the picture that it may not be too bad of an issue due to it only being only one row of brick with the large overhang and the roof directly above.
    How about the windows in the over view (did they have lintels?).


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    Default Re: Did you post this pricture of a deteriorating lintel?

    Yes, there were lintels everywhere else. The house was new so it was not showing much right now, but I have seen them sagging pretty good after a few years that were done this way. Soldiers over the garage doors here is very common and they should have a lintel.

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    Default Re: Did you post this pricture of a deteriorating lintel?

    If they are single car garage, the lintel(wood board) should be fine. I saw lots of construction in my area like this even on the double car garage. the pictures are a 2 car garage with living space on top. this is I put on my report: 'There are cracks on the exterior side wall beside the lintel. It could be the cause of undersized lintel or the settlement. We suggest monitoring. If there is further movement, repair is necessary.' due to the over 15 yrs building.


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    Default Re: Did you post this pricture of a deteriorating lintel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Louis View Post
    If they are single car garage, the lintel(wood board) should be fine. I saw lots of construction in my area like this even on the double car garage. the pictures are a 2 car garage with living space on top. this is I put on my report: 'There are cracks on the exterior side wall beside the lintel. It could be the cause of undersized lintel or the settlement. We suggest monitoring. If there is further movement, repair is necessary.' due to the over 15 yrs building.
    To each their own but I've never liked the recommendation of "monitor". Especially when the crack shows evidence of movement.

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    Default Re: Did you post this pricture of a deteriorating lintel?

    [FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']Yes, every part expected a clear address good or bad, yes or no. But some scenarios I prefer monitoring for example the rust on some parts of copper pipe but the whole condition is not really bad. Like this garage gate crack, apparently the lintel is undersized for the living space above or the hidden metal lintel rust unlikely but I cannot tell. Because this is an over 15 years old house, I do not think this is a major issue for the client. Therefore I suggest monitoring until it is necessary to have it fixed.[/FONT]


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