Seismic activity is common throughout the state of California. Major earthquakes in the region have shown us the damage and devastation that can be caused by seismic activity. Thanks to advances in engineering and an increased understanding of how earthquakes affect buildings and structures, there are now a variety of ways to help protect homes and businesses from structural damage during an earthquake. San Francisco Retrofitters can modify your property to better withstand seismic activity in order to keep you safe and your home or business intact.
Protection Against Earthquakes
In an area that is well known for earthquakes and seismic activity, it is important to consider the impact that these events can have on your home or business. Our company helps clients prepare for the worst by retrofitting existing buildings to be more resistant to ground movement and soil failures. We combine advanced structural engineering techniques with exceptional quality workmanship to ensure that your building is better able to handle seismic activity with minimal danger. Not only does this protect your property, but it can help to keep you and your family, employees, or other occupants of the building safe in the event of a natural disaster. Even a relatively minor earthquake can cause millions of dollars in damage across the city of San Francisco CA. It is essential to retrofit your home to mitigate potential damage during a natural disaster.
The problem of how to protect urban centers in the event of an earthquake has been one that engineers and scientists have scrutinized and studied for decades. Large earthquakes often cause massive destruction and leave a trail of broken homes, crumbled businesses, and devastating loss in areas that it affects. Finding ways to prevent this destruction and keep people and their properties safe has been a priority for structural engineers. Numerous methods for protecting buildings from seismic activity have been introduced over the years. Companies such as ours help clients retrofit their existing homes to meet current building standards that account for the potential issue of earthquakes.
Building Retrofit Services
If you own an older building, there is a good chance that it was built well before structural engineers discovered how to make structures more resistant to the seismic activity and ground movements caused by earthquakes. This means that in the event of a natural disaster, your home or business may sustain significantly more damage than newer buildings which have been fitted with earthquake protection. Our team provides seismic retrofitting services to update homes and businesses with cripple wall bracing, foundation bolting, and other protective features.
Professional Earthquake Retrofit Contractors
San Francisco Retrofitters will start by evaluating your building to determine the most effective and efficient ways to retrofit the structure to be more resistant to earthquake activity. We assist clients throughout the Bay Area with their building retrofit needs and help them better prepare their property for unexpected disasters. Seismic retrofit costs are offset the peace of mind and damage mitigation they can provide for residential and commercial property owners.