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Soft-story Retrofit

What is a Soft-Story Building?

Soft-story buildings are multi-story properties that have one or more floors that are designed with large openings. These openings can be anything from large windows, wide doors, or open- floor plans. These types of design features generally make a building less structurally sound, but certain practices can keep buildings like this secure. At National Seismic Retrofit, we specialize in soft-story retrofitting so you can create the building of your dreams without compromising on stability.

How Soft Story Retrofitting Works

Before we begin any building, we will first perform a free on-site inspection to determine the current status of your building. We will take into account all design features that might put your building at risk and work around them to create a stable engineered space. We will ensure that all plans developed to meet your standards and the standards of the City ordinance, but also minimize the impact on your building’s functionality. Working with you and your team of decision makers, we will develop the best plan for your timeline and budget.

Why Choose Soft Story Retrofitting?

By having soft-story retrofitting done, it can save you money down the line. This prevention method will ensure that your building is safe and secure through earthquakes, seismic activity, and other damages. You can get ahead of earthquake damages and repair costs with soft-story retrofitting while also lowering your earthquake insurance premiums. If you are ready to get started, reach out to us today to schedule your free on-site inspection.

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