This detail illustrates one method of repairing a terra cotta (TC) soffit, lintel, and facade units around a window opening. The TC veneer is supported by structural steel and brick masonry backing. TC facade units are held in place with stainless steel (SS) strap & pin anchors secured to the brick backing and engaged into the sidewalls of the TC units. Lintel units are hung on a continuous SS steel rod supported by threaded J-Hooks between the units. Each J-Hook is threaded at the top through one end of a tab anchor. The tabs are secured by threaded bolts through the flange of the steel channel. The original round anchor is not replaced. The steel is coated with a corrosion inhibitor. The TC soffit units are hung by two bent SS strap & pin anchors that engage through the TC sidewalls. The holes in the sidewalls are filled with sealant around the pin. The bent strap & pin anchors are secured through the back flange of the steel channel and ancillary steel plate.
10.030.0631 -- Terra Cotta Lintel Repair Detail