Seismic Retrofitting

Seismic Retrofitting Services

Structures are susceptible to earthquake damaged, more so older houses built before current standards. This is where we at Bella Construction and Structural Inc. can modify any existing structure to reinforce and enable them to become more resistant to ground motions, intense vibrations, seismic activity, or soil failure caused by unforeseen circumstances. This problem management technique is referred to as Seismic Retrofitting (also known as House Bolting).

It is a much better economical option than a foundation replacement and still provides you and your family the peace of mind you need.

Why choose us for your Seismic Retrofit

We at Bella Construction and Structural Inc have a few decades of experience upgrading foundations to earthquake standards in an earthquake strewn area. Here are some of the things that set us apart:

  • 20 years of experience in earthquake standards
  • Project reviewed by structural engineer
    • Only use the latest safety standards
    • We are renown for specializing in safety
      • We only use top quality materials
      • We are first and foremost a Structural Company

Is Seismic Retrofit really needed?

Modern buildings, after 1998 had to pass higher standards to ensure the building was correctly bolted. Prior to 1998 the standards were much less strict. For this reason older buildings are at risk during earthquake.

Seismic retrofitting is not a one -fit-all project and should be done based on the findings of an inspection.

Some of the results are:

  • Increased gradation of the lateral strength
  • Significant increase in the ductility of the structure
  • Intensification in the existing ductility and strength
  • Increase in building value
  • Potential buyers are attracted to the added security
  • Decrease damage during earthquake

Seismic retrofitting of more vulnerable structures is mandatory if you aim to reduce danger. On average communities that invest in retrofitting can recover from perilous tremors more easily and quickly. Renovation, repair, retrofitting, and any sort of refurbishment of standing buildings offer up the perfect opportunity to upgrade the functional, energy and utilitarian performance of any building’s assets to extend their life-cycle.

Because of our extensive experience, Bella Construction and Structural Inc. deliver innovative, efficient cutting-edge and effective seismic retrofit techniques. These will monumentally improve the structural integrity of your homes and other buildings. We bring to the table incomparable service and value to our clients.

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