Was your apartment built before 1991? Then the answer is most likely YES. Most buildings that were built before 1991 have soft stories. The lower story of a building should have shear wall support. If you have an open parking garage, big windows, or any big spaces on the lower level of your building then you are at risk. If you are not sure if you have a soft story building, we will come to you for a FREE inspection. From there we will be able to tell you 100% if you have a soft story building or not.