Great Lakes Builders, Inc.
870 Lively Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Office: (773) 631-7676
e-mail: solutions@greatlakesbuildersinc.com

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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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Structural Solutions

Integrating Old World Craftsmanship with Modern Building Materials and Techniques

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Great Lakes Builders
Rated A+
 
Great Lakes Builders, Inc., an Accredited BBB company has been rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau under its new Letter-Grade (A+ Thru F) Rating System.
 
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.

 


Disassembly of sections of Choir Loft to remove faulty structural members

Shoring and jacking Choir Loft to raise it to a level postion and structurally reinforce

Structural members installed with steel columns wrapped in wood to replicate original architectural character of church

New steel lintel is installed