Cracked concrete lintel repair

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  1. jertum

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    We recently moved into an old Yorkshire stone terraced house. The window in the kitchen has been replaced with a wider one at some point over the last 30 years, with the opening widened and a concrete lintel installed. I recently noticed a vertical crack in the centre of the lintel, which seems to go at least half way in. There's no damage to the brickwork above and there's been no evidence of movement since we moved in, so I think it's probably been that way for a long time and wasn't picked up on the survey.

    As it's a concrete lintel - which presumably has a steel rod inside - is it likely to need attention? I've heard that it's possible to insert an addition bar (helical?) to reinforce it. Does this sound right, and if so, is it an expensive job?

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  2. blup

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    Get it checked out by a structural engineer.

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    Why not post a pic on here?
     
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    Has it sagged at all, how far up from the base does the crack go.
     
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