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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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.


Residential Customer


Evanston, IL.


Lower basement floor slab by 18”


Provide shoring (bracing to support house) to allow for the removal of the existing shorter columns to be replaced with longer steel columns as well as the installation of deeper foundation walls.


Shoring to support the first floor

Timber cribbing to support the shoring

Steel reinforced retaining wall along perimeter of basement

Welding steel column top plates steel beam