Seismic Retrofit

Do you live in an area that’s prone to earthquakes? Don’t take chances with your building. Design Everest specializes in stabilizing homes throughout California for the next big one. Earthquake retrofitting, or seismic retrofitting, involves reinforcing of a house so that it is less likely to be damaged during an earthquake. After your retrofit, you’re less likely to face significant damage when a natural disaster occurs. 

After a large earthquake, research shows 150k+ housing units will become uninhabitable in California, most of them because of un-retrofitted soft-story buildings. As a result, many California cities now mandate soft-story retrofits, and some provide incentives to property owners to do the soft-story retrofits. 

A seismic retrofit is the addition of structural enhancements that will help keep a building and its occupants safe from the effects of earthquake activity that occurs suddenly or over time. The enhancements might be as simple as straps to secure equipment or as complex as structural anchors or roofing modifications. 

Seismic Retrofit Services Include:

  • Site inspections to determine seismic retrofit needs 
  • Structural retrofit to the foundations 
  • Certificates to help you obtain earthquake insurance 
  • Earthquake-activated safety measures 
  • Structural load bearing analyses 
  • Permit sets for your project 
  • Seismic retrofits that pass California code  

California Engineering Services for Homeowners

The enhancements might be as simple as straps to secure equipment or as complex as structural anchors or roofing modifications. Our experienced team members can perform a detailed seismic retrofit assessment and site inspection to help determine your individual solutions. We couple our advanced engineering expertise with extensive structural engineering resources and capabilities to identify and mitigate seismic hazards in all types of structures. Design Everest is a leader in the seismic retrofit engineering of existing buildings in California and can help you bring your building up to code, keeping families, employees, and customers safe. 

Learn More About Seismic Retrofit

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