Earthquake Retrofitting Los Angeles

Earthquake Retrofitting

We Are Earthquake Retrofitting Experts in Southern California

Earthquake retrofitting is a step-by-step project of using supplemental hardware to materials such as but not limited to lumber, plywood and steel to be used in the additive construction of the foundation. This application is contrived to defend against foundation damage due to ground motion, seismic activity or soil failure.

These techniques involve a pervasive and strict procedure for success. Structures that may benefit from and in most need of Earthquake Retrofitting are any infrastructures built post 1936.  Structures built after this time period commonly have some form of bolting from the original foundation. And this is where retrofitting can prove incredibly beneficial, adding that extra protection necessary.

The Earthquake Retrofitting method is designed to be utilized as a preventative measure to increase foundational integrity and protection in a potentially disastrous occurrence such as an earthquake.

All of our earthquake retrofitting adheres to all current city requirements in Los Angeles and Orange counties. These standards may be located on the City of Los Angles webpage.



Earthquake hesitant areas are in most need of foundational retrofitting. In California this includes any cities on or neighboring the San Andreas fault-line which runs along California’s coastline, particularly Los Angeles and San Francisco. Structures built before 1985 are also notably in need of up-to-date retrofitting as their original bolting is weak and does not stand against modern retrofitting technology.
Permit requirements are dependent on the harshness of the project and in which city the updates are to be performed. However, in most California jurisdictions, primary Building Codes state: no structure can be altered, repaired, or updated without individual permits for each building which has to be first initially completed by an authorized building official.
1-2 days, up to 3 if a city permit is necessary.



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