Soft story retrofits are structural improvements to buildings that have a weak or "soft" first story, making them more vulnerable to collapse during an earthquake. In recent years, many cities have implemented laws requiring soft story retrofits to help improve the safety of these buildings and reduce the risk of damage and injury during earthquakes.
Here are some of the reasons why soft story retrofits are required by law:
Soft story retrofits are required by law to improve the safety of buildings and reduce the risk of damage and injury during earthquakes. These laws help ensure that buildings are better equipped to withstand seismic activity, that occupants are protected, and that property is better protected. If you own a soft story building, it's important to understand the requirements and to take the necessary steps to retrofit the building to help keep you and your property safe during an earthquake.
With SKS Construction, we provide our clients with a full-service design, engineering and construction company founded in 1987 in the City of Los Angeles, California. SKS Construction is recognized as a leader in engineering and construction of ADU’s, Seismic Retrofitting, and Balcony Repairs. Although SKS Construction has its specialty in seismic retrofitting, over the years they have been able to mold to the demands of the construction market. Design-build jobs for loyal clients from hillside projects, new construction, and even developments in growing cities.