Seismic Retrofit for Raised Floor Foundation – LADBS

City of Los Angeles has provided structural details through their website for public use. If your house is built with a raised floor foundation and needs to be retrofitted to satisfy the city’s seismic ordinance. You must contact the Department of Building and Safety and see if you can use the following bulletins to obtain a permit without hiring an engineer.

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Follow the LADBS Bulletin for construction after obtaining construction permit.

Here is a link to structural details to retrofitting cripple wall in residential buildings.

Here is a link to cripple wall retrofitting for raised floor foundation

If you are interested for a licensed engineer to assist you in this matter, you may reach out to us and we will be more than happy to help you. Call 310-991-7269

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