If you just bought a home in Los Angeles, CA you may have heard the term earthquake retrofitting tossed around but didn’t know exactly what that meant. Retrofitting essentially is the modifying the structure of a home that already exists. Why would you want to modify the structure of a home that already has a structure? Most homes in Los Angeles, CA have been around for decades and decades. Therefore, their structure is old school. Nowadays we know more about earthquakes in regard to the structure and foundation of a home than we did years ago. As a result, we know how to make homes safer, more secure in the event of a major earthquake. So it’s important that homes are retrofitted to these new standards so that people are safe when their home is hit by a major quake. House bolting is just one way that a home is made secure to its foundation and concrete. Retrofitting is the process of tying a home together that you want make sure is done by a professional like sylvis who is experienced in preparing a home in Los Angeles, CA for an earth quake.
Cripple wall bracing is part of the house that essentially rest right above the mud sill of a home. What they do is support the weight of the house and they create a crawl space. Now, if this cripple wall has stucco or wood siding covering it then it’s not going to be able to withstand an earthquake because it just won’t be strong enough. You have to strength that cripple wall with plywood in order to avoid serious damage that can be caused to it by an earthquake. If you cripple walls are not braced they can and will collapse. How bad would that be? Well, the house would fall. The way to do this is by stiffening or bracing the cripple wall and this is done in the earthquake retrofitting process is it’s accomplished by attaching structural grade plywood securely to the wall framing.
Ken Compton was a excellent to work with very personable. As I did not personally witness to crew preform the job, but I am very pleased as the job looks great!!!BILL AND DAN CLARK, Highland Park
Great and helpful staff. Bella is so sweet and went out of her way to get the job scheduled when their work load was already running high.Cameron S. Los Angeles, CA
Ed responded to my Yelp query in which I urgently needed advice on a home I was about to buy. The foundation didn't look like it was repaired well, the initial home inspection report I got from another firm was inconclusive,Gary D. Los Angeles, CA
What an amazing company! Great guy Dave! I called with a retro seismic question on a new purchase. Insurance related.Vision R. Tustin, CA