Crack in the brick over garage door

I have signed a contract to buy a 2007 spec house. Inspector found a crack above the garage door and he said if the lintel is not properly sized, it is susceptible to futher cracking. Currently, lintel is present. My quesion: Is this serious enough to back out of the contract or can this be repaired? How can this be repaired?

This is in Texas and I have attached a picture

Hi Lena.

We need more info, pictures would be great.


Cracking above garage doors is common. Around here they require thicker lintels now but the issue has always been a lack of proper through bolting along the span of the lintel.