RETROFITTING

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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Los Angeles Soft Story Retrofit Companies: Retrofitting is Not an Option it’s the Law

Residents of Los Angeles live in the area for many reasons. For some, it’s the sunny weather almost all year long. Others love the abundance of nightlife and activities the city has to offer. And even though everyone is aware that Los Angeles is prone to earthquakes, they come here anyway. The benefits of living …

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Los Angeles Soft Story Retrofit Companies: Determining the Cost for Your Retrofit

When Los Angeles announced its new soft-story retrofit program, property owners everywhere groaned in frustration. Most of them were upset about the unnecessary cost coming out of their pockets. When Los Angeles soft story retrofit companies began doing their initial assessment, the first thing property owners wanted to know is, “how much is this going …

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Soft Story Retrofitting in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Soft Story Retrofit Companies: Designing Safer Structures Throughout the City

While it may seem that earthquakes are happening more frequently, they are actually a pretty common occurrence. What is uncommon is the strength of the quakes that have rocked the world in the last 10 years. In 2010 – 2011, Chile was hit with numerous quakes, ranging from mild to the 8.8 quake that hit …

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Retrofit Contractors: Non-Ductile Concrete Retrofit Program

Non-ductile concrete buildings are considered to be the most dangerous structures during an earthquake. When Los Angeles introduced its mandatory seismic retrofit program, many non-ductile concrete buildings were included. Over 1,000 of these types of structures are located throughout the city. During a major earthquake, they are the buildings most likely to collapse in on …

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Soft Story Retrofit Contractors Los Angeles: How Vulnerable is Your Apartment Building

Apartment owners come in all sizes and shapes, just like the complexes they own. Some owners bought their property as an investment while others may have inherited theirs from their parents or grandparents. What all apartment owners in Southern California have in common is the need to hire reliable soft-story contractors in Los Angeles. LA’s …

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