Lintel Replacement in Brick Veneer is often necessary after 40 or 50 years if the original installation was flawed. In this case plain steel lintels without flashing or weep holes had swollen to more than twice their original thickness, which heaved the veneer and caused large, long cracks to appear.
The solution is simply a new lintel installed in proper fashion. Most masons can manage the support of the veneer above when the span is 3' to 6' as was the case here. The detail provide instruction for the sequence in which the repair should be made.
The key features of the detail are the:
- This detail is needed to specify the configuration, construction and materials required for the lintel replacement and new window.
- This detail requires further details and specifications covering these conditions.
- Building Codes have an impact on aspects of the work shown here.
- You may want a specification covering the quality and installation aspects of these materials.
- These details should be placed on the Exterior Details sheet, the A-501 or AE-501 series of sheets per the National CAD Standards, contrary to the designation shown here.
- Download PDF of detail.
orig post date Mar'13