California foundation works have been a soft story retrofitting expert for over 20 years. We provide a wide range of foundation repair and or maintenance programs to suit your foundation and retrofitting needs in Los Angeles.
Buildings such as soft story are constructed of concrete and suffer a specific type of damage when earthquakes and earth shifting occurs. The damage includes cracked and chipped walls, but most alarmingly, it leads to structural failure of multi-story buildings with soft ground floors used for parking. This type of weak concrete structure is referred to as a Soft Story. The extensive damage that this type of building can sustain during an earthquake is most often due to an inherent weakness in the structural system, design, detailing, poor material quality, and unsound construction practices.