SOFT STORY RETROFITTING PROCESS

HOME OWNER
LADBS

STAGE 1
INSPECTION

(1-2 weeks)

SCHEDULE A FREE ESTIMATE

Schedule free building inspection

INSPECTION

Receive building inspection within 3 days

CONTRACT 

Receive Seismic Retrofit Proposal within 7 business days

PROPOSAL

Proposal is accepted and contract is signed. First payment is given to start engineering plans. Tenant information and number of occupied units is provided.

STAGE 2
ENGINEERING

(2-4 months)

ENGINEER SITE VISIT

Retrofit1 engineer or architect conducts a site visit

PLAN SUBMISSION

Retrofit1 submits plans to LADBS. Client has the option to receive an electronic
version of the plans. Second payment and plan check fee is due

APPROVED PLAN

LADBS approves plans. Third payment is due

REVISE PLANS

LADBS Declines plans. Retrofit1 revise plans and resubmits to LADBS

THP APPROVAL

Retrofit 1 develops and obtains approved tenant habitability plan (THP)

PERMIT FEE

LADBS issues permit. Permit fee due.

STAGE 3
CONSTRUCTION

(10-14 working days)

HAPPY HOMEOWNER

TESTING

Retrofit1 completes lead and asbestos testing

START

Approved to start construction

DEMO

Retrofit1 begins demolition

FOUNDATION

Retrofit1 completes foundation and groundwork

FRAMING

Seismic retrofit systems are installed

INSPECTION

LADBS conducts inspection

CONCRETE

Retrofit1 pours concrete and finishes
construction with matched paint

FINAL INSPECTION

LADBS completes final inspection

CERTIFICATION

LADBS issues certification of compliance