Great Lakes Builders, Inc.
870 Lively Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Office: (773) 631-7676

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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Residential Customer


Glencoe, IL.


Deteriorated and Bowed Foundation


If the deteriorated and bowed foundation was left as it was, the structural elements supported by the foundation (i.e., the rest of the house), would become stressed to the point of failure. This type of failure could lead to catastrophic damages to the house, exponentially increasing the cost of remediation. These types of damages are typically not covered under many homeowners'' insurance policies. 


Shored up house and removed the existing foundation one section at a time. Once each section was shored and the section of foundation was removed, a new foundation footing was poured and a new steel reinforced foundation was installed complete with waterproofing.

Foundation Replacement



Bowed foundation wall

Bowed foundation wall

Bowed foundation wall

Removed bowed wall and shored section of house

preparing new foundation footing

Laying CMU block to replace foundation

Horizontally and vertically set rebar

Steel reinforcement of CMU block

Masonry near completion

Finished view