Sweating lintel

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Gaviness
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Sweating lintel

Post by Gaviness » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:40 pm

Hi Shannon,

I have this Lintal resting on the block wall in my basement. It is supporting a slab. It is sweating, and by the looks of it, has been doing so for a long time as it is rusted .

I guess that I have to keep interior moisture off this lintel.

I have some rigid foam and can put that in place, but I doubt that I could seal it in completely.

Do you have any suggestions for me?
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Re: Sweating lintel

Post by Shannon » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:42 pm

I would say you could use rigid foam and seal the seams with canned sprayfoam.
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