Soft Story Construction was pretty loose back in the day. As you can see from the photo above. You pretty much had a major support beam laying on a 4x4. When an earthquake hit, all the 4x4's would move in different directions. And if they moved enough they would tear away from the beam above them causing the soft story building to collapse. Yep, those were the days before we realized soft story buildings have such a high rate of failure during an earthquake. People woke up and accepted Los Angeles is earthquake prone and we have to build with the expectation that another one is going to hit. Hence the mandate to have all Los Angeles Soft Story building go through a soft story retrofit process. If you have a soft story building in Los Angeles, now is as good a time as ever to start your soft story retrofit. Give us a call, we have massive experience in soft story construction and can save you some money, as well as headaches. #sinaisoftstoryretrofit #softstoryretrofitconstruction #losangelessoftstoryretrofit
Perfect example of a Los Angeles Soft Story Building.