RETROFITTING

Preserve Your Rental Income By Reducing the Impact a Soft Story Retrofit has on Tenants

Table of Contents Many property owners delay much-needed Los Angeles soft story retrofits because of their impact on their tenants. To be honest, though, it’s not just a soft story retrofit that property owners avoid; it is any kind of renovation or building repair that requires the construction to majorly impact their tenants. Any major …

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Are There Any Cost Benefits to Earthquake Retrofits?

Table of Contents The year 2019 marked the 25th anniversary of one of the worst earthquakes to strike Southern California. In 1994, what is now known as the Northridge Earthquake, homes and businesses all over Southern California suffered major damage. This earthquake was a blind-reverse thruster that measured a 6.7 magnitude on the Richter Scale. …

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5 Ways on How Seismic Retrofits can Improve Marketability

Having your building meet today’s earthquake safety and building standard is crucial and is a must. This is because in a high-risk place for earthquakes such as Los Angeles, California, one major shake could potentially destroy lives and livelihood. Let us discuss how upgrading your building’s ability to withstand earthquakes through soft story retrofitting and …

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How Investing in a Soft Story Retrofit for Your Los Angeles Apartment Building will Save You Money

Los Angeles Apartment buildings with a “soft story” in might need serious seismic retrofits. If you live in Los Angeles, you have to do everything that you can in order to prepare for the “Big One”. Since we cannot predict earthquakes, one thing you can do to prepare for a seismic shake is to get …

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Why Seismic Retrofits are Good for your Business

One way you can protect your investment is to check if your building is sitting on top of a liquefaction zone and see if seismic retrofits are a great solution. When your property sits on a liquefaction zone, your building is prone to damage and risk for your tenants and for you. Liquefaction is when …

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Retrofit Companies Los Angeles: Is Your Company Using an Up to Date Fault Map?

On October 18th, in the early hours of the morning, Compton was rocked by a 3.7 earthquake. This magnitude is not enough to cause any substantial damage, thankfully. But the earthquake serves as a reminder that everyone in the San Fernando Valley should be prepared. If you haven’t begun your retrofit now is the time …

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Earthquake Retrofitting Santa Monica: Getting Ready for the Big One

The coastal town of Santa Monica lies on the Pacific Ocean, just 40 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. The city is best known for its pier which features an amusement park, arcade, and many tasty restaurants. Like most towns and cities in Southern California, it experiences its share of earthquakes. In 2017 the city …

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Everything You Need to Know About Earthquake Retrofitting Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the US. Since it was established back in 1781, the city has accumulated a number of nicknames. Most people know the loose translation for the city’s name, City of Angels. Some of the lesser-known nicknames include the City of Sunshine and Flowers, La La Land, and Earthquake Central. …

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Los Angeles Soft Story Retrofit Companies Can Increase A Buildings Value

Since the Soft Story Retrofit Program began in 2015, property owners have obsessed over what they consider to be unnecessary costs. What few fail to look at are the benefits of what a retrofit will bring to your property. One of these benefits is that it will increase the value of your building and protect …

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Los Angeles Soft Story Retrofit Companies: Santa Monica Simplifies the Retrofit Process

When Santa Monica rolled out its Mandatory Seismic Retrofit Program, it became the most intensive retrofit program in the country. They had over 2,000 buildings on their list of soft-story structures that needed to be updated to meet the new guidelines. Now their deadline is quickly approaching and only 400 properties on their list have …

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