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Great Lakes Builders - Structural Repairs & Alterations Great Lakes Builders, Inc.
7606 W. Devon, Chicago, IL 60631
Office: (773) 631-7676
Fax: (847) 384-0890
e-mail: solutions@greatlakesbuildersinc.com

Structural Reinforcement to Church Choir Loft/Balcony

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

Problem
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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Great Lakes Builders, Inc.
7606 W. Devon, Chicago, IL 60631
Office: (773) 631-7676
Fax (847) 384-0890
e-mail: solutions@greatlakesbuildersinc.com
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