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Soft-Story Seismic Retrofitting


New ordinances in City of Los Angeles & City of Santa Monica now mandate earthquake retrofitting for soft-story structures.

With the passing of a Soft-Story Retrofit Program for both Los Angeles and Santa Monica, ZDX has opened an office division solely dedicated to this growing need for building Owners. What sets us apart from the rest is that we're full service, that is A-Z. Most firms will only provide a price for engineering and not guarantee anything as far as construction costs. The problem with that is that there is no incentive to value-engineer projects for their clients. ZDX on the other hand will provide a proposal that includes not only the engineering and design, but also see it through permitting approval and final construction. 

Furthermore, our experience in general contracting well equips us to perform cosmetic repairs often necessary after the completion of seismic renovations. Protect your tenants and your investment by getting in front of these new mandates today, contact us for any questions or to set up an appointment and free assessment of your property. While it may be mandatory if your property has been tagged, seismic retrofitting has many other benefits such as:

  • Safety of residents

  • Lowering your insurance premiums

  • Attract lenders

  • Peace of mind for renters

  • Increased property value

  • Lowering your buildings PML (Probable Maximum Loss)

For more information and to see if your property is on the list, please visit the links below:

City of Los Angeles Soft-Story Retrofit Program

City of Santa Monica Soft-Story Retrofit Program

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