If you’ve lived in California for any amount of time, you know the seismic activity has increased. If your building is not up to code or has been damaged due to the activity, you should consider calling general contractors in your area to secure your structure. If you’re building soon, hiring an experienced contractor. They can clearly explain in terms that you can understand what they’re doing to your building.
If your building has glu-lam beams and solid sawn structures, hiring a top construction company experienced to reinforce and repair these is incredibly important. After seismic damage, securing your building from further damage is important. If you’re running on a tight deadline, a quality construction company will have whatever crews you need to meet your deadline. They will also such services as:
24 Hour shoring
Hybrid Roof Systems
Re-lamination of beams with epoxy injections
And many other processes for your safety.
There are many reasons to have earthquake strengthening performed on your building. You are not required to have it performed, but improvements could lower your insurance rates. It also increases your resale value. The biggest reason to have your building retrofitted is because it a larger earthquake, it can lower the loss of life. The money invested in shoring up your building is minimal versus paying for a fatality due to the building crumbling. The cost for retrofitting your building will be determined on the size of your building.
To improve stability, having your walls connected at the weaker points to the floor will increase the strength of the building. When the roofing system is secured to the walls at the weak points, and additional braces are installed, the strength of your building dramatically increases. When you’re choosing California construction companies, make sure the company has insurance and also a written injury policy that covers its employees. You need also to make sure they are experienced in shoring, beam replacement, seismic retrofitting and framing projects. Your business and your building can be protected when built or retrofitted properly. The money you company spent is worth the commitment of a professional contracting company.