As one of the preeminent soft story Los Angeles contractors specializing in seismic retrofits, RetroFitting 360, Inc. is working on multiple properties in the Los Angeles area. Like this apartment complex in LA located at 4575 West Maplewood Avenue, which are known as a soft-story condition. This Los Angeles location is considered a soft-story building because it has more than three floors with open spaces on the ground floor. Typically a shear wall is required in these types of structures to provide stability.
Without this necessary strengthening by our Los Angeles retrofit company this structure would be prone to damage in the event of an earthquake.
A great deal of planning and attention to detail goes into the process of any seismic retrofit by our company. Soft story Los Angeles contractors first put together an engineering plan that will need to be approved by the department of safety for compliance. Once the plans are approved, the actual work can begin. If your property has any tenants, they need to be notified in advance of any work that will be done. When construction is ready to start, the wood beams will be replaced with new steel beams to provide more stability to withstand the force of an earthquake.
Besides replacing old beams with new ones, the building’s connectors will also be replaced or shored up to create a unified structure that stays intact if an earthquake occurs. The shaking of the ground during any seismic activity can quickly destroy a weakened building. One of the benefits of a retrofit is to minimize the damage and repair costs from an earthquake while ensuring the safety of the people inside.
What we offer
If you received a letter to comply from the city you will need to hire a soft story Los Angeles contractor. RetroFitting 360 will get the process started by completing an evaluation of your building and creating a cost estimate for you. Our experts will inspect your property to analyze and assess the current conditions. You will receive a detailed plan that lists the work that needs to be done.
We serve the greater Los Angeles area and our goal is to provide you with a softy-story retrofit that is both cost-effective and efficient. Our civil, architectural and structural staff will draw up the required plans of the modifications needed in order for the permits to be acquired.
At RetroFitting 360 we are committed to making the soft-story retrofit process as stress free as possible. We work with you every step of the way so you and your tenant’s daily lives will remain as undisturbed during the retrofit. If you received a letter to comply from the city, or you just have questions about your property and how a seismic retrofit can benefit you, contact us today for a free evaluation.