After a comprehensive assessment, the next step is drafting a plan to address points of weakness. Your plan will detail needed repairs to update the structure’s existing foundation as well as any newly-discovered structural issues. If we need to obtain city permits for your project, we will go ahead and pull such permits for you.
Next, the work begins in earnest! Weinstein Construction’s skilled professionals work quickly and effectively to retrofit your home or commercial building. You typically don’t have to vacate the premises, and our professionals are very careful to work in an unobtrusive and “clean” manner, leaving no construction debris behind.
A QUICK NOTE ON CONCRETE “TILT-UP” CONSTRUCTION:
In a tilt-up construction project, the building’s walls are poured directly at the job site in large slabs of concrete called “tilt-up panels” or “tilt wall panels”. These panels are then raised into position around the building’s perimeter forming the exterior walls.
Tilt-up construction is usually used on low-rise industrial buildings, because it lowers construction price. Such structures often struggle to address the lateral movement of earthquake activity and greatly benefit from seismic retrofitting in order to resist collapse during a powerful earthquake. A tilt-up building usually contains a roof composed of “sunshine laminate” connected to concrete walls.
Any concrete tilt-up property engineered before 1976 is at risk of severe damage from even a moderate earthquake. Mandatory Los Angeles City ordinances require tilt-up properties to receive a seismic retrofit.