EARTHQUAKE RETROFITTERS LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Retrofitters Los Angeles offers a full range of earthquake retrofitting to homeowners. Many homes in the area were built before the 1945s when provisions for seismic safety had not been enforced in the Building Code yet. Depending on the intensity of the earthquake, your home may be at risk of great structural damage.
Throughout years of service, we found that the majority of these damages, including the loss of life, largely involved the failure of man-made structures that could have been prevented.
As a foundation repair firm that specializes in home earthquake retrofits, our team can help you identify the potential seismic hazard and create retrofit projects to safeguard your home and property. We implement seismic inspection and engineering to significantly lower potential losses associated with heavy earthquakes.
Our team of Inspection Specialists and engineers are fully-licensed, with years of home retrofitting experience. They’ll help you evaluate each of your structure’s potential deficiencies, compare your home’s structural environment with code requirements, and set plans for mitigation and execution.
RETROFITTERS LOS ANGELES’ EARTHQUAKE RETROFITTING SERVICES INCLUDE
Home Engineering And Design
Cost Projections And Analysis
Taking the necessary action to improve your home’s structural stability during an earthquake can make a huge difference. These plans can have a lasting impact not only on the longevity of your property and investment but also on the safety of your family.
Contact our specialists today to get a free consultation on how you can properly secure your home.
HOW EARTHQUAKE RETROFITTING IS DONE
After the initial consultation and providing you with a rough estimate of the costs, our specialists will personally inspect your home. During this time (usually an hour-long meeting), we will assess your home’s structural deficiency and explain to you what we can do to reinforce those vulnerabilities. After we take measurements, we will design and present a comprehensive plan and provide a fixed-price proposal for the retrofitting project. Our price projection will include any required engineering, building permit, plus finishing and other additional costs attributed to removal and replacement.
At this step, we’ve had engineering drawings prepared, gotten a permit, accomplished pre-construction, and disassembled your old siding or drywall. Next, we install plates and bolts to securely anchor your frame in place. If the engineer specifies, we’ll also install hold-down hardware. After this, your home will be ready for the required bolt inspection.
Unreinforced pony walls are another vulnerable aspect of your home’s structure. Once we insulate the pony walls, we will position the plywood shear walls. At this step, it’s vital that everything is done as precisely as possible – from the spacing and the type of nails used to plywood cutting. Rest assured there’s nobody as precise as our expert technicians!
The final step to securing the foundation is to attach the framing clips or shear transfer ties to keep the joists attached. Once the reinforcements are all installed and checked, we’ll move on to the final building inspection.
Repair and Clean
We’ll now replace the disassembled siding and button up the walls. Our specialists will make sure to make the whole structure weather-tight and paint-ready. After receiving the final invoice, Retrofitters Los Angeles will do a final inspection to ensure everything is installed in tip-top condition.
EARTHQUAKE RETROFITTING COST
Earthquake retrofitting should not be treated as an alternative. Our experts can do an inspection for you and provide a rough estimate of the costs. You’ll be surprised earthquake retrofitting is much cheaper than any major construction you’ll ever need due to major structural damage from a ground-shifting event.
While our prices and quality of service are indeed competitive, we suggest you look for government schemes that’ll provide you assistance, such as the Earthquake Brace + Bolt program, so you can cut more of your costs.
Our goal is to provide solutions to your problem with a process that’s frustration-free and efficient. Let us help you come up with the right retrofitting plan for your home!
Why choosE uS?
Retrofitters Los Angeles has a team of experienced earthquake retrofitting engineers and inspection specialists. We can cover any of your structural repair needs for earthquake-proofing!
We won’t offer what you don’t need. Retrofitters Los Angeles is fully committed to providing a transparent service. We’ll show up with a detailed report and cost projection so you know we’re not some “sketchy business.” You can rest assured, we see to it that we gain your respect and confidence by doing the right thing – always!
We can custom design the exact solution based on your specific needs and budget. No matter the repair – whether big or small, our experts will help you find the right balance of achieving safety, affordability, and functionality!
Talk to our representative today to schedule an inspection or request an estimate.
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Retrofitters Los Angeles is not just your typical foundation repair company, we’re a team of like-minded individuals that are committed to providing the best service experience to homeowners & busting the contractor stereotype while doing so. '
Unlike many foundation companies, we do not incentivize our inspection specialists to oversell repair recommendations. Having complete transparency with our projects is our commitment and pride. You can rest easy that our experienced engineers will provide you with the solution you need!