RetroFitting 360, Inc, is one of the leading Los Angeles retrofit contractors specializing in soft-story buildings. Since the city rolled out their mandatory soft-story retrofit program in 2015, we have been busy. Since early 2016, we have completed seismic retrofits on over 90 properties, like this apartment complex on Holman Avenue. This complex is a classic soft-story since it has three floors with the ground floor being parking garages. To keep this types of structures stable during an earthquake they typically need a shear wall.
Without the required modifications completed by our Los Angeles retrofit company, this building could possibly collapse during an earthquake.
Before our Los Angeles retrofit contractors began the construction phase of this seismic, a great amount of planning had to be done. First we had to get the engineering and architectural plans approved by the department for compliance. Only after the plans were approved could we begin on the construction. Because the tenants here were going to be affected by the process we made sure to notify them in advance. Once everything was ready, we started by digging trenches so the wood beams could be replaced with steel ones. The steel beams add more strength to the structure in order to counteract the force of an earthquake.
During this soft-story retrofit we also converted the previously loose connections of the building with new connectors to ensure a more unified structure. This will keep the building standing during any seismic activity which may cause a weak building to collapse. An earthquake retrofit benefits your tenants by making the building safer for them, and benefits you by minimizing the damage that an earthquake can cause.
What We Offer
If you have been mandated to complete a soft-story retrofit by a Los Angeles retrofit contractor, we can help. When you schedule an initial consultation, one of our experienced contractors will do a walkthrough of your property to assess the current conditions. Then they will draw up a detailed step-by-step guide for you of what modifications need to be done so you will be in compliance with the city ordinances.
RetroFitting 360, Inc. is a leading provider of soft-story earthquake retrofits in the Los Angeles area. Our professional staff will focus on the most cost-effective and efficient construction solution to meet your needs. Our civil and structural professionals will draw up the necessary plans to modify the building that are needed for permits to be issued.
Our team is committed to turning your soft-story retrofit into as easy a process as we can for you and your tenants. If you are worried about the stability of your building, or you received a letter from the city to comply with the mandatory Soft-Story Retrofit Program we can help. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection of your property and find out about the cost-effective solutions available to you.