Many larger buildings, including apartment complexes and condominiums, are considered soft-story buildings. This means that there are three or more stories located on top of a large space, such as a parking garage or retail store. This means that the bottom story, or the soft story, may not be stable enough to support the weight of the higher floors. This makes them vulnerable to collapse during earthquakes, which are common in the Los Angeles, CA area.
Property retrofitting services are designed to resolve this problem. With soft-story retrofitting, Omega Structural, Inc. can add stabilization to your structure to make sure it's compliant with local ordinances.
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Soft-story retrofitting may seem like a large-scale task, which can send a lot of property owners running in the other direction. However, if you don't get property retrofitting services, it's possible that...
1. Your insurance company will drop you.
2. You'll face significant fines with a potential lien.
3. You won't be able to rent your property.
Investing in soft-story retrofitting comes with significant benefits and reduces the risk of problems and potential liabilities. Contact us today to get started on your project.
You can count on our experienced specialists to handle your soft-story retrofitting job with superior skill and focus. Firstly, we'll determine the best way to strengthen your building. We strive to come up with solutions that are both effective and non-intrusive to the building's structure. Then, we'll either:
- Install steel frames
- Add more walls for extra support
- Replace unstable walls with sturdier materials
By the time we're done, your building will be much safer in the event of an earthquake. You'll relax under your roof when you know it's held up by a reinforced base. Our experts are happy to give local property owners peace of mind. Reach out to us today with any questions about our soft-story retrofitting process in the Los Angeles, CA area.