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Great Lakes Builders - Structural Repairs & Alterations Great Lakes Builders, Inc.
870 Lively Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Office: (773) 631-7676

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Strip Mall Remediation

Structural remediation of 125 ft. canopy, including:

  • Installed steel beams and columns under canopy
  • Set columns in steel reinforced concrete footings
  • Removed roof over canopy
  • Installed new framing for roofing system to securely attach canopy to building''s superstructure
  • Installed new modified bitumen roof
  • Wrapped steel columns with brick
  • Wrapped beam line with EIFS stucco
Strip Mall Canopy Remediation
Foundation Replacement

Replaced deteriorating bowed foundation with new steel reinforced foundation, including:

  • Shored existing floors and walls of house
  • Removed old deteriorated foundation and footings
  • Installed new steel reinforced footings
  • Installed new steel reinforced concrete block walls
  • Attached new foundation to house''s superstructure
  • Removed shoring
  • Installed new siding
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Foundation Replacement
Beam and Column Replacement

Replaced deteriorated wood beams and columns with steel, including:

  • Shored floor joists over basement
  • Removed old wooden beams and columns
  • Jacked flooring to level position
  • Installed beams and columns
  • Set columns in steel reinforced concrete footings
  • Removed shoring and jacking equipment
Beam and Column Replacement
Basement Dig-out for Club Expansion

Doubled usable space at a club in Bucktown via a basement dig-out, converting non-usable space in low clearance basement into space for bar and overall club expansion. Work included:

  • Dug out basement
  • Installed new drainage system
  • Poured new 10" double steel reinforced structural concrete slab
  • Poured new steel reinforced structural concrete retaining walls along basement perimeter
Basement Dig-out

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870 Lively Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Office: (773) 631-7676
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