“But what about my tenants?”
That’s one of the first questions most building owners will ask when they receive the notice to comply with their city’s seismic retrofit ordinance.
And it’s a legitimate question to ask. You have people living in your building. You may have retail space on the ground floor or office space where people are on the job every day. Your commercial tenants can’t just stop working. Your residential tenants should not be expected to find another place to live.
Your city’s Building Department knows your tenants’ point of view. Before the construction process even starts, you’ll need to have a plan in place to communicate with your tenants. This plan will detail exactly what the construction process entails and what kind of disruption your tenants might experience. Because if one tenant complains, your construction process could be delayed and that costs you both time and money.
The good news is—we take care of that plan. And the plan we design puts the needs of your tenants first. Here are some of the things your tenants will want to know:
- When will the process start?
- When will it be finished?
- Will we have water, electricity, sewer, and other services during the process?
- What days and hours will workers be on the premises?
From your point of view as a building owner or manager, there are a few more things you’ll want to keep in mind. First, you may need to notify your tenants as much as 60 days in advance of when you plan the project to begin. There’s a period of time for them to appeal your plan, usually 15 days. You will have a specific period of time to complete the project and if the work is not done, you may be required to relocate tenants at your expense. It’s our goal to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Soft-story retrofitting, done properly, improves the safety and value of your property now and into the future. Go with the pros. Select a firm that has broad experience in this construction specialty. Foundation Technology is the go-to solution for your soft-story project.
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Foundation Technology was contacted to provide repair solutions for an integral piece of machinery at their Rancho Cucamonga foundry, which was settling due to poor soil conditions, vibration, and the extreme high weight of the machine itself.
Foundation Technology Delivered Amazing Results
The complete project took six days, start to finish, and was completed during a bi-annual plant maintenance shut down, thereby minimizing production issues. Maintenance and engineering from Gerdau were quite amazed and pleased with the speed and proficiency in which the job was completed. The machine pedestal is level, and initial reaction is positive to the reduction in vibration around the shear operation from the HMI polyurethane foam injection. Costs associated with this project versus the previous lift and level repair, are less than sealing the access holes 30%, offering even more total project satisfaction.
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Foundation Technology was contacted to provide repair solutions for an integral piece of machinery
Gerdau North America is one of the leading producers of Rebar in the United States. Rebar is used in bridges, buildings, skyscrapers, homes, warehouses, foundations and roads to increase the strength of the concrete and ultimately help hold up the structures. With construction booming, their product is in high demand.
Foundation Technology offered the following services:
- Machinery Support
- Leveling Pump Pad/Support Repair
- Concrete Restoration
- Heavy Machine Isolation
- Epoxy Injection
- Below Grade Waterproofing
- Chemical Grouting Pressure Grouting Void Filling
- Polyurethane Foam Slab Raising Geotechnical Foams Helical/Push Piers
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