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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

Conversion of Non-usable Basement Space into Revenue Generating Addition to Pub

Doubled Usable Space at a Chicago Night Club via Basement Dig-out and Pouring of a New Steel Reinforced Foundation Slab with Perimeter Retaining Walls.


New Lotties Pub



Chicago, IL, (Bucktown Neighborhood)




Doubled space and capacity of nightclub by digging out basement and pouring 10” steel reinforced concrete slab with steel reinforced integrated retaining walls to support the existing foundation. Installed steel columns and back entrance concrete stairway with steel reinforced CMU retaining walls. The photos below, as shown from left to right, show the project progression.

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"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..."

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