Seismic Retrofitting

Seismic Retrofitting in Los Angles County

Earthquakes in California are prevalent which is why seismic retrofitting is an important element to add to a structure. Earthquake retrofitting makes it so that the building stays up and does not collapse due to seismic activity. It is a must-have improvement for any home or business to reduce damage and structural integrity. The City of Los Angeles has implemented new ordinances for old buildings so these need to be seismically retrofitted for it to be code-compliant. We will take a look at the property and offer a custom solution for you.

Existing homes need to be seismic retrofit compliant as many decades have passed since the initial build of the home and the overall understanding of seismic retrofitting has greatly increased. There are techniques that are used today that contractors were not yet aware of in the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s that are crucial for the safety, longevity and structure of your home. 

The primary purpose of seismic retrofitting a home is to keep the home from being displaced from its concrete foundation — making the building safer and less prone to major structural damage during a  possible earthquake. 
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