Forum Title: Replacing metal window buck but no lintel to support brick veneer
Hello, I am replacing a metal window buck that was poured into my concrete basement wall. The home has an exterior brick veneer that rests on the concrete foundation wall, and was also resting on the metal buck. I cut the buck out, and was expecting to find a lintel above it that supported the brick veneer, but there wasn't one. My guess is that the metal buck was acting as the lintel, so now I need to provide some other form of support. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: ServiceMaster Clean (Franklin, TN), 01/20/2019

Welcome to the forums! It depends on how nicely they covered up the old marks. If it is ugly, and you don't want it, and paid for a door replacement, call them back to fix it correctly. Prehung door units are more expensive than slabs, but are much easier to install as a unit, IMO. It is not a structural problem, but being an exterior door, I question the sealing of the slab to the jamb. Could you post a couple of pictures so we can see what you see? Pictures of the jamb/hinge area as well as a straight on picture from inside and out.

- ALEX WALTERS (Sugar Land, TX), 02/05/2019

Here are some pics from the outside. The opening is about 32 wide. Let me know if you need any other info and I'll get it.

- CRAIG MORALES (Waterbury, CT), 02/02/2019

The lintel is that straight strip of metal immediately below the bricks.

- CRAIG MORALES (Lexington, KY), 02/17/2019

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