Bracing and Anchoring
Had the lower walls of this home been braced, it would have stayed upright and habitable. Had the one up top been secured, it wouldn't have slid two feet from its foundation.
With only three walls, garages are structurally weak and may tilt with lateral force. If the story above were to start shaking hard, those bedrooms could land on the driveway.
Tuck Under Parking
We engineer and install steel reinforcement for parking stalls that support multiple stories. Without these strong columns or frames, the structure is at risk of giving way.
Major cracks and deterioration aside, concrete foundations rarely need retrofitting. Masonry and rubble foundations are not so reliable. We offer alternatives to replacement.
The three best times to get structural seismic upgrades done are 1) before basement stud walls are drywalled, 2) when the basement is going to be renovated, and 3) before an earthquake strikes.
Safety & Security Films
It's not just for earthquakes. The film that prevents flying shards and exposure to the elements offers immediate benefits: solar protection, enhanced security, more privacy if you choose.