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

What People Are Saying

"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.
 

Location

Chicago, IL

 

Problem

Steel lintels over some of the windows were rusting and delaminating and as a result the lintels lost much of their bearing capacity and also created stress cracks in the brick in the areas around the lintels.

 

Structural Solution

Removed and replaced the defective lintels with new steel lintels.

 


Steel lintel is rusting, delaminating and creating stress cracks in masonry in the area around the lintel

The rusted and delaminated lintel is exposed and the wall is shored prior to removal of lintel

Lintel removal process

New steel lintel is installed

Laying brick over lintel

Lintel replacement and brick work completed