Earthquake evaluation is the preliminary process that should be done before any retrofitting is completed. It is not the evaluation of an earthquake but is more the evaluation of your structure and the surrounding soil. An evaluation is necessary for determining what type of retrofitting should be done and how extensive the project will be. In general, an earthquake evaluation won’t take very long. However, this is also dependent on the size of your building and what existing issues may be present. Our evaluations are thorough and always completed by certified professionals with several years of experience.
According to the American Society for Engineers, a building should be prepared for three main uses. The first is for the evaluation on the overall health and life of a building. The next level that the ASCE requires is the safety of the building. This is generally the level where we focus our attention on. After all, a building that is not prepared for earthquakes will be considered to be unsafe. The final level required is for a building to be evaluated on an immediate occupancy performance scale. A properly retrofitted building will increase this score.
What Are We Looking For?
Since the ASCE regulates and monitors the building and livability of structures, it is important to us that we meet their standards. Our focus is the improvement of buildings so that owners can receive a higher score on the performance scale. Therefore, we will look thoroughly in the building to determine where we can place additional anchors, what kind of material will be best, and where all we can add earthquake resistant material. When you select us, you can rest assured in the knowledge that we will cover every corner of your building to ensure that we properly install a quality retrofit.
We have competitive costs for all of our projects. Our desire is to improve the safety of buildings and create the peace of mind in knowing that structures have an increased safety from our work. Therefore, we always keep our prices at a low and competitive range. Mountain View Retrofit may have competitive pricing, but our work is superior. The value that our customers receive for our cost is beyond anything that our competitors can come close to. We will always strive to provide the best pricing for the highest quality.
Our managers have established a checklist that is extremely thorough. When we come to do an evaluation, we will go step by step through the checklist because no matter how many times we have done this, it is possible to forget items here and there. Therefore, we keep our process uniform to ensure that all of our inspections are completed in exactly the same way, with exactly the same level of thoroughness. We are confident in our evaluation process and know that no one else in the city can come close to the level of evaluations that we provide.