In this episode, Martin walks us through the process that Great Lakes Builders used to reinforce failing timber beams at a loft located in downtown Chicago.
Great Lakes Builders is a contractor that specializes in protecting the value of existing properties through its “Structural Repair and Remediation” services and in adding value to existing properties through its “Structural Alterations” services. Collectively, these services are under Great Lakes Builders’ line of services called STRUCTURAL SOLUTIONS for residential, commercial and industrial properties.
We needed two repairs on our house. First, after years of water damage and carpenter ants, we needed to have the sill plate replaced underneath our front door. When inspecting the area, Mike and Martin also suggested that they replace the masonry underneath our front door to strengthen the area as well as seal it from water and insects. This was a deal I couldn''t refuse as they have been the only company willing to do this (I had 7 different masonry and waterproofing companies take a look)...
The City of Des Plaines cited my strip mall as being uninhabitable due to dangerous structural conditions. The silver lining to my mall’s structural problem was finding and using Great Lakes Builders to implement the structural repairs. Martin’s actions convinced me that Great Lakes Builders is a company with integrity that will go the extra mile to get the job done right, on time and within budget...
Mike Galante, Mall Owner,
Des Plaines, IL
Great Lakes Builders replaced structurally unsound brick foundation walls in our early 1900's home. They completed the work on schedule and on budget. After the structural work was complete, Great Lakes Builders finished our basement. They were wonderful about helping us design the space...
Jennifer and Douglas Seelicke,