Seismic Retrofitting: A Necessary Step to Protect Your Property


A soft-story property is one with a first floor that is much weaker than the floors above it. These types of buildings are especially vulnerable to damage during an earthquake, which is why seismic retrofitting is so important. Retrofit1 was recently hired to perform a seismic retrofit on a soft-story property on Sherbourne Drive in Los Angeles.

The building in question was a 9-15 unit structure with 3 or more stories. The retrofit method used was braced or moment-resisting steel frames, cantilevered steel columns. Seismic vulnerabilities included tuck-under parking and 2 or more stories.

The first step in the retrofitting process was to assess the damage and create a plan of action. Our team of experienced professionals then set to work, implementing the necessary changes to make the building more structurally sound. We faced some challenges along the way, but thanks to our hard work and dedication, we were able to successfully complete the project and bring the client’s vision to life.

The client was extremely satisfied with the results of our work and has since been enjoying peace of mind knowing that their property is now much better equipped to withstand an earthquake. If you are in need of seismic retrofitting services, we urge you to contact us today. We would be more than happy to help you protect your property and ensure that it is safe for years to come.


Los Angeles, CA, USA
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