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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Customer

Residential Homeowner

  

Location

Deerfield, IL

  

Symptom

Sagging floors in living area over crawl space. 

 

Problem

Insufficient footings and wood beams and posts deteriorated over time from exposure to moisture.

  

Structural

Solution

Replaced failing wood beam, posts and footings in crawl space. Temporary shoring and jacking equipment was installed to support the structure while the old structural members were being replaced. The jacking equipment was used to incrementally jack up the floor joists at the beam location to a level position. Once the level position was achieved, a new steel beam and a steel reinforced concrete footing was installed.

Installed Steel Beam in Crawl
Installed concrete footing