SEISMIC RETROFITTING COMMERCIAL STRUCTURES
Commercial retrofitting is the modification of existing commercial structures to make them more resistant to seismic activity. Once retrofit, commercial structures can withstand side-to-side ground motion or soil failure due to major earthquakes.
In the United States, prior to the introduction of modern seismic codes, structures were designed without adequate reinforcement for seismic protection. However, as property owners understand better the effects of seismic activity on structures and with recent earthquake damage experiences, the need for seismic retrofitting has become universally-acknowledged.
In view of the great need for commercial retrofitting services, Weinstein Construction is committed to bringing substantive knowledge of earthquake retrofitting to the Greater Los Angeles business community. We offer local businesses a full spectrum of earthquake mitigation services, tailored directly to the unique needs of commercial structures.
RETROFITTING SOFT STORY APARTMENT COMPLEXES
Soft Story buildings are typically multi-story structures with one or more floors that have windows, wide doors, large unobstructed commercial spaces, or other openings where a shear wall would normally be required for stability as a matter of earthquake engineering design. Sadly, the infamous 1989 San Francisco and 1994 Northridge earthquakes caused many soft-story apartment complexes to collapse down on their ground floors.
Weinstein Construction’s retrofitting experts specialize in retrofitting commercial buildings and Soft-Story structures for earthquake protection. We can strengthen any multifamily apartment complex so that it is better prepared to deal with the next big earthquake strike. Weinstein’s earthquake retrofitting services help save lives, cars, and other valuable property. Our seismic retrofit costs per square foot are unmatched in the industry!