Soft Story Earthquake Retrofitting
There are an estimated 19,000 soft story structures in Los Angeles alone; retrofitting these structures to become earthquake resistant buildings is in the process of becoming mandatory by LA City.
On average there are 1,000 California earthquakes every year. Cities in the region are mandating that property owners earthquake proof their house to safeguard residents from harm. Mega Builders, Inc. has been called in many times to reinforce older soft story buildings via a seismic retrofit to bring them up to par with today’s far stricter building codes.
Each building must be individually evaluated. Mega Builders carefully inspects the building to isolate the most practical and cost efficient solution. Utilizing our decades of experience, we are able to design and engineer in a way that saves on the construction costs.
The most common solutions utilized: steel moment frames and plywood shear walls (strengthening existing walls), along with foundation repair & foundation bolt (enhancing the base). This adds the proper support that the structure will need against seismic activity. As each property is unique, all retrofits must be customized for each building’s needs. Mega Builders will design, engineer, and acquire the permitting needed and retrofit the structure, all in-house.
Our team is highly-qualified and has extensive experience with complex soft story retrofitting. Call us to schedule an appointment & receive a free quote Today! (310) 508-7085