Los Angeles Soft Story Retrofit: Strengthening Unreinforced Walls

A wood-framed apartment building in Canoga Park, CA was retrofitted to comply with the Los Angeles Soft Story Ordinance.

Retrofitting 360 is a construction company that provides engineering and construction services to owners of soft-story buildings in the greater Los Angeles area. We pride ourselves on providing safe, cost-effective solutions to The Mandatory Los Angeles Soft Story Retrofit Program.

The project included strengthening unreinforced walls on the building. To do this, Retrofitting 360 first removed all the drywall and insulation from the walls. They then installed a steel bracket system that is bolted to both the floor slab and wall studs. The steel brackets are then connected to the wall studs with rebar and steel plates. After removing the drywall, Retrofitting 360 installed new drywall and insulation. The walls were then finished with paint.

The client chose Retrofitting 360 for our fair pricing, excellent workmanship, and references. The client was concerned about safety of the tenants and wanted to comply with the Los Angeles Soft Story Ordinance. The client was very satisfied with our service and would recommend us to others in need of a soft story retrofit. 


Canoga Park, CA 91304, USA
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