Oakland Soft-Story Ordinance

The City of Oakland’s Soft Story Retrofit Program adopted Ordinance No. 13516 to save lives by strengthening buildings with large ground-floor openings that are particularly prone to collapse during an earthquake. Effective January 22, 2019, soft story retrofit municipal ordinance No. 13516 now requires residential property owners to strengthen these vulnerable buildings with seismic retrofits.

Retrofit1 provides everything needed to get your building up to code. We start with the engineering portion to draft and develop the most efficient plans to submit to the city. Once approved, you are now able to obtain the permit and retrofit construction can begin. We are there with you from start to finish.

Call Retrofit1 today- 1-844-4Retro1 (473-8761) for all of your Oakland soft story retrofit needs.

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