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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

Structural Reinforcement to Church Choir Loft/Balcony

Holy Covenant Church
Chicago, IL.
Choir loft floor was sagging.

Structural engineering firm determined that the choir loft was too dangerous to use due to the possibility of collapsing if occupied with the number of people that the loft was originally intended to hold.

Corrective Action
Installed shoring under choir loft, removed inadequate structural members, (i.e., beams, columns and footings), jacked up loft to a more level position, and installed properly sized/rated structural members.

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