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Retrofitting of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings

What is an Unreinforced Masonry Building?

Unreinforced masonry buildings are properties that have load bearing walls that are made only of brick, cinder block tiles, adobe, or other masonry materials. Buildings that have other structures such as chimneys or non-load bearing walls made of similar materials can also be considered unreinforced masonry buildings, too. Buildings built before 1935 were commonly constructed with these materials. But today, this style is no longer deemed as structurally sound.

Retrofitting of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings

Today, it is not just a suggestion to have unreinforced masonry buildings retrofitted; it is mandatory. Buildings constructed in this style have proven to be unsafe during earthquakes. Retrofitting of unreinforced masonry buildings is a way to bypass developing a completely new structure, while still getting the safety you need. At National Seismic Retrofit, we can assess the current state of your unreinforced masonry building to craft a retrofitting plan that not only meets the standards of the city ordinances but sets your building up for years of safety.

Getting Started

Thinking about retrofitting can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. At National Seismic Retrofit, we can take the complications out of planning, passing ordinances, and construction to get your property into excellent condition. We are so confident in our services that we offer a free on-site inspection. We will work with you and your team throughout the entire process to ensure you get the best results with the least impact on your daily operations. To get started with unreinforced masonry building retrofitting, reach out to us today.

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