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Soft Story Retrofit for Homes with First-Floor Garage

Are you a homeowner with a property that features a first-floor garage? If so, you may be familiar with the term "soft story" and the potential risks associated with this structural design. Soft-story buildings, especially those with a garage on the first floor, are particularly vulnerable to earthquakes and other disasters due to their weak structural support in the lower levels (as seen above).


At Sinai Construction, we understand the importance of ensuring the safety and structural integrity of your home. That's why we specialize in soft-story retrofitting. Our team of experienced construction professionals can help you strengthen your property and prevent potential disasters before they occur.


Why is a soft-story retrofit important for homes with first-floor garages? The structural design of these buildings often lacks the necessary support to withstand the lateral forces generated by seismic activity. In the event of an earthquake, this weak point can lead to catastrophic damage, putting the safety of occupants and the structural integrity of the building at risk.


By investing in a soft story retrofit with Sinai Construction, you can significantly improve the seismic performance of your home and minimize the risk of structural failure during an earthquake. Our retrofitting solutions are tailored to your specific property and engineered to enhance its resistance to seismic forces, ensuring the safety of your family and your investment.


Don't wait until it's too late to protect your home from potential disasters. Contact Sinai Construction today at (323)655.0960 to learn more about our soft-story retrofitting services for homes with first-floor garages. Our team is dedicated to helping you safeguard your property and provide you with peace of mind knowing that your home is structurally sound and resilient in the face of adversity.

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