How vulnerable is your soft-story (apartment) building to earthquake damage?

Soft-story apartment buildings are prevalent in Los Angeles and Orange County which are also considered earthquake-prone territories, specifically Los Angeles. Soft-story / apartment buildings are at risk of earthquake damage however; seismic retrofits will help mitigate the destruction for vulnerable structures. The main feature Soft-story buildings are easily recognized by is also the main reason […]

Who Do I Hire for Structural Repairs?

If you have a commercial building that has already been erected but you’ve started to notice structural problems happening either inside or outside of the building, it might be time to hire someone to fix those issues for you. Not only can these buildings be unsafe–especially in earthquake-prone states like California, Oregon or Washington–but the longer […]