We have extensive experience in home foundation repair and seismic retrofit projects.
Earthquakes Occurrence are very common in Southern California. It is not a matter of if but rather when a major seismic event may happen. Seismic retrofit laws have been enacted in many cities in the region including the City of Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Burbank, Long Beach, and Beverly Hills to protect public safety.
The seismic retrofitting process involves the installation of engineered metal connectors and other reinforcement materials at stress points throughout your home’s structure. The specially designed hardware includes hold downs, anchors & anchor bolts, strap ties, and framing angles. Wood blocking and structural sheathing may also be incorporated into many retrofit projects. During a seismic event, these reinforcements greatly increase the chances of your home surviving with minimal damage. The cost of the retrofit is typically recovered between four to six years as you save on insurance premiums.
Our in-depth knowledge & accurate interpretation of seismic retrofit codes & standards (ASCE 41, ASCE7, etc.) will benefit you to reduce the scope of work in many projects or grant exemptions to your buildings.
The foundation of a building is its most vital part. Uneven floors, cracks in stucco/drywall, and cracks in concrete foundation walls may be an indication of the serious ongoing settlement of a building.
Foundation is a case by case situation that requires experts to analyze and assess what should be done to repair. Creating additional support systems in key locations of the foundation area to accommodate existing structural deficiencies and further protect your home.
Remedial repairs of cracked, settled, shifted, rotated, and/or deteriorated sections of concrete perimeter foundation walls. Any type of post/pier issues (shifted, deteriorated, cracked, settled, etc. Repair of wood damaged framing/structural components in the foundation system area.
Our many years of experience has helped our clients with cost-effective remedial solutions.