Quake Strong Seismic Retrofitting works with many banks and lending sources which require building owners to do a seismic retrofit upgrade on their building for refinancing. Refinancing is a common scenario for building owners, and Quake Strong has facilitated the engineering and construction for hundreds of seismic retrofitting projects. We are familiar with the seismic retrofitting codes and soft story ordinances in Los Angeles and all cities throughout Southern California.

Quake Strong understands that it is very common for banks and lending sources to require a seismic retrofit upgrade for refinancing. Quake Strong will determine the most cost effective and elegant seismic retrofitting solution to satisfy your lender. This could be standard soft-story retrofitting with cantilever columns and grade beams, shear walls, bolting and bracing or a variety of retrofitting combinations that will qualify the building for refinancing and, of course, make the building much stronger in the event of an earthquake.

REFINANCING SEISMIC RETROFIT UPGRADE LOS ANGELES

The risk of earthquake damage has always been a major factor in Los Angeles. Los Angeles implemented the soft story retrofitting ordinance and sent many building owners orders to comply. However, banks and lending sources are now sometimes requiring buildings that are not in soft story condition to get a seismic retrofit upgrade for refinancing. These buildings are typically categorized as voluntary seismic retrofitting and thus Quake Strong must determine the most cost effective solution that will satisfy the lending source for refinancing and, of course, make the building stronger safer for tenants in the event of an earthquake.

REFINANCING SEISMIC RETROFIT UPGRADE PASADENA, ANAHEIM, ORANGE COUNTY AND OTHER CITIES

Many other cities in Southern California have a soft story retrofitting ordinance in place, and a bank may require standard seismic retrofitting for the building to be in compliance with the ordinance. However, some major cities like Anaheim have not passed an official seismic retrofitting ordinance yet, but the banks are still requiring building owners to conduct a seismic retrofit upgrade for refinancing. In these cases, Quake Strong’s engineering and construction team will work closely with the city plan check officials to determine a cost effective retrofitting solution that will be approved by the bank or lending source. Quake Strong wants to provide the absolute best customer service and it is very important to us that a building owner is able to make their building safer in an earthquake and successfully refinance their building.

Quake Strong also works with banks and lenders for refinancing in West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Monterey Park, Glendale, Torrance, Pasadena, Burbank, Orange County and every city in Southern California.

COST RECOVERY FOR SEISMIC RETROFIT UPGRADE

After your building receives a seismic retrofit upgrade, if a cost recovery program is available in your city, Quake Strong will process all documentation for this cost recovery program. This can allow an owner to recoup some of the expenses from their seismic retrofit upgrade. Quake Strong makes this entire seismic retrofit process easy for the owner.

Contact Quake Strong for a complementary full analysis for your seismic retrofit upgrade. You can call Quake Strong at 1-833-QUAKESTRONG (1-833-782-5378) or email us at info@quakestrong.com

QUAKE STRONG REFINANCING SEISMIC UPGRADE SUCCESS VIDEO

Enjoy this video to learn about Quake Strong’s seismic retrofit upgrade process and see some of our recently completed building.

You can learn more about the Los Angeles soft story retrofit program at this link:

https://www.ladbs.org/services/core-services/plan-check-permit/plan-check-permit-special-assistance/mandatory-retrofit-programs/soft-story-retrofit-program

CONTACT QUAKE STRONG SEISMIC RETROFITTING

Contact Quake Strong for a complementary full analysis for your seismic retrofit upgrade. You can call Quake Strong at 1-833-QUAKESTRONG (1-833-782-5378) or email us at this link:

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