Precast lintels are manufactured in "U" shaped form and designed
to support predetermined gravity load capacities, thus expediting concrete
masonry construction for both the commercial and residential contractor.
When filled with concrete grout they form a composite beam system that
has added load carrying capacities.
Additionally, precast concrete lintels offer time and financial advantages
over cast-in-place tie beams. Many designers like the same texture and
aesthetic characteristics of precast concrete lintels since they are similar
to those of concrete masonry units.