What is


A lintel is a horizontal support beam that spans the top of your garage door opening, providing support for the bricks positioned above it. Typically made from steel, garage door lintels can begin to show signs of failure, such as cracking or sagging. Often, these issues arise not just from corrosion over time but also because the lintel was initially undersized for the weight it needed to support.

Neglecting a sagging garage door lintel can lead to further deterioration, which might result in bricks falling, moisture damage, or pest infestations. You can find more information about issues related to garage door lintels here.

How To Recognize

A Failing Garage Lintel

The most common sign of a failing garage door lintel is vertical or stairstep cracking in the brick above your garage. These cracks can appear above the outer corners of your garage door frame or in the middle of your garage door header, indicating a lack of support from the lintel below. 

Signs of garage door lintel failure:

  • Cracks in the bricks above the garage door frame
  • Sagging or bowing in the middle of the header above your garage lintel —look for the “smile!”
  • Sagging bricks over your garage lintel
  • Gaps between your garage lintel and trim

Why is My

Garage Lintel Sagging?

Have you observed cracks above your garage door or noticed that the garage door header is bowing or sagging? These issues often stem from a failing garage door lintel. Dritek Foundation Solutions offers the LintelLift System, a permanent fix for such problems that can be installed in just one day.

Neglecting these signs—such as a sagging header or cracks above the garage—can diminish your home’s value, curb appeal, and safety, and potentially jeopardize other parts of your property.

Safeguard your property and investment with the patented LintelLift System. Start with a free estimate today in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Lawrenceville and other nearby areas in Georgia.

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