AT BOLTDOWN WE SPECIALIZE IN TAILORING A SOLUTION BEST FIT FOR YOUR SPECIFIC HOME'S FOUNDATION.
WHAT IS SEISMIC (EARTHQUAKE) RETROFITTING?
- Seismic retrofitting is the modification of existing structures, such as foundations, to make them more resistant to seismic activity or soil failure due to earthquakes.
WHY IS RETROFITTING NECESSARY?
-Seismic retrofitting is essential to a safe and earthquake ready home. A retrofit home will have far less risk of movement or damage in the event of an earthquake or soil shift.
HAS MY HOME BEEN RETROFITTED?
-Generally speaking, homes built before 1979 were reinforced with little to no seismic hardware due to the building codes in place at the time. A quick but detailed inspection of the foundation will let you know if your home has been retrofitted, and if it is currently up to building standards in regard to seismic building code.
The structural reliability of your home is only as good as the foundation it is built on. At BOLTDOWN we do a detailed inspection of your foundation and come up with the best solution for your specific home.
WHY A STRUCTURALLY SOUND FOUNDATION IS SO ESSENTIAL.
-The foundation prevents your home from settlement by properly distributing the weight of the home's structure. Foundation damage occurs when shifting soils, expansion, contraction, and drainage problems cause your foundation to settle. Foundation settlement is the cause for cracked foundations, sloping floors, gaps in windows/doors, and many other issues including your home's safety being compromised.
WHAT ARE SIGNS THAT MY HOME NEEDS FOUNDATION REPAIR?
Cracks in exterior walls or foundation walls
Sinking foundation ad sloping floors
Doors and windows not shutting properly
A damp crawlspace in a raised floor foundation
Serving Los Angeles and South Bay areas.