Foundation Bolting Santa Monica
Retrofit your Santa Monica building or home before it is too late. There is a mandatory Ordinance 183893 that the city of Los Angeles implemented on. Enforcing strict retrofit rules to keep homes safe from big earthquake damage. Building and Safety recognize that many homes need the proper foundation bolting to keep their house from falling apart. Sadly, there are many homes in Santa Monica that are considered soft story homes. A soft story home is considered to be a home that is wood framed and pre-built in the 80s. Typically the first story is substantially weaker and more flexible than the stories above due to lack of walls or frames at the first floor. Normally, these buildings contain large open areas for parking or commercial space such as restaurants or convenience stores on the first floor leaving the building highly vulnerable to damage in an earthquake.
Foundation bolting Santa Monica homes can minimize the greater damage a regular earthquake could have caused. Foundation bolting is needed to stiffen up the columns, if not done so the columns will buckle. The greater damage is done to the homes that are not retrofitted. The house or structure will collapse if a big earthquake were to hit Santa Monica. To avoid a catastrophe start making plans to retrofit your home. Calls Southland Retrofit for more information.