WHAT MAKES SOFT-STORY DESIGN
Soft-story buildings with structurally weak first stories, such as apartments with carports under them, are more susceptible to collapse in an earthquake because heavier upper floors are resting on a weaker ground floor.
To help ensure a structurally sound home in an earthquake, first floor framing must be secured to the foundation (1), second floor framing must be tied to the first floor (2), beams and joists are tied together (3), roof framing is connected to the wall top plate (4), posts are secured to beams (5), and minor foundation cracks are repaired with epoxy. COURTESY OF SIMPSON STRONG-TIE.
WE CAN HELP YOU:
save energy at home with the PACE PROGRAM
and make your home safer with SEISMIC RETROFITTING.
Let ECRI Energy show you how you can increase the value of your apartment, save energy, and create a safer and healthier environment.
Seismic retrofitting is the modification of existing structures to make them more resistant to seismic activity, ground motion, or soil failure due to earthquakes. With better understanding of seismic demand of structures and with our recent experiences with large earthquakes near urban center, the need of seismic retrofitting is well-acknowledged.
At CRI Construction & Seismic Retrofitting, we let you be the judge of the quality service and high approval rating from our clients is testimony to our ability of consistently thriving in the field. We approach every project differently to ensure the most efficient and cost effective result.
We provide a one-stop service to keep your asset and property in safe and coordinate with Drawing, Architect, Engineering, City Permit processing and assist financially too.
MAKE YOUR HOME SAFE OR ENERGY SAVING…
Financial assistance we offer for the PACE program are:
Tax deductible financing
No proof of employment or income
No impact on credit
No money down
No payments up to 17 months
Not based on credit score
Saving on increasing energy bill