Soft Story Retrofit
Despite the region's notoriety as a hotspot for earthquakes, there are many buildings – particularly older buildings – that have serious structural flaws that make them extremely vulnerable to catastrophic damage and collapse during a large earthquake. Buildings with a soft story are one such example. Because the first floor of the building is constructed in a way that makes it much weaker with far less support than the floors above it, it does not have adequate strength to withstand the movement caused by earthquakes and can easily fold in an earthquake. San Francisco Retrofitters provides soft story retrofit services to help strengthen and stabilize buildings with a soft story to make them more resilient to earthquakes and tremors.
Seismic Retrofit California
Throughout history, there have been a number of devastating earthquakes throughout California. The urban areas of Los Angeles and San Francisco are especially hard hit by such events due to the concentration of people and buildings in these areas. The total damage caused by these natural disasters can cause millions upon millions of dollars to repair, and the lives that are unfortunately lost are irreplaceable. We cannot overstate the importance of retrofitting your home or business to prevent a catastrophe from occurring. Our company offers affordable retrofit services to help you mitigate damage to your residential or commercial building in the event of a large earthquake.
The Importance of Earthquake Retrofitting
For soft story buildings, it is highly important to invest in earthquake retrofitting. The structural flaws in the design of these buildings means that even a smaller earthquake can potentially cause massive damage and loss of life. When the first floor of your building gives out, it will be crushed beneath the weight of the floors above collapsing onto it. The first floor will be completely decimated and if there are any people occupying the floor at the time, they will be seriously injured or killed. This is a serious matter deserving of your attention. If you require professional soft story retrofit services, contact San Francisco Retrofitters.
Protect Property and People
The purpose of retrofitting is two-fold. Mitigating the damage caused in an earthquake not only helps to reduce the financial toll that a natural disaster can have on the city and its citizens, but it also serves to keep the people of the city safe. Whether your building is a residential or commercial property, it is likely that for at least part of the day, the building is occupied by people. There is no way to predict when an earthquake may occur, and if there are people inside of your home or business at the time, you want to make sure that they are safe. Our expert retrofitters can help you with that. We carry out soft story retrofits, as well as a range of other seismic retrofit services to secure buildings and avoid collapses and structural failures that can be caused by lateral forces.
Expert Earthquake Retrofit Contractors
Seismic retrofit costs pale in comparison to the many benefits that come from earthquake retrofitting your home. As the leading earthquake retrofit contractors in the area, we will make sure that your home or business has adequate protection against earthquakes and seismic activity for your peace of mind and safety.