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Grade Beams in Los Angeles, CA
Earthquakes are a major concern in Southern California. Engineers and building contractors must place an emphasis on earthquake safety for any project they undertake. When you’re planning a construction project, such as a new home or commercial building, you must know that you have a contractor with experience when it comes to proper earthquake-proofing so that the new building has a strong foundation. An important component of earthquake-safe construction is the grade beam. You can have grade beams installed as part of initial construction or added later as a retrofit or part of renovation.
When it comes to construction projects in Los Angeles, CA and the surrounding areas, you must have professionals with the experience to know exactly what a home or commercial building requires for stability. AGA Construction, Inc. has the skill you are looking for. Our advanced engineers are knowledgeable of the building regulations in different cities in the area and the requirements for properly earthquake-proofing a new building. Place your trust in us, and we’ll see that you receive the highest quality work. Call us today to find out more about our service for grade beams.
The contractors at AGA Construction, Inc. install and service grade beams in Los Angeles, CA and the Greater Los Angeles Area.
What Are Grade Beams?
Explaining the working of grade beams requires understanding complex engineering principles. In simpler terms, a grade beam is a type of foundation system made from concrete reinforced with steel that’s designed to deflect the load from a bearing wall down into a span across foundations such as caissons. This helps stability for buildings placed on loose soil or on hillsides.
In Southern California, grade beams are useful for helping a home or commercial building meet seismic regulations. A properly constructed and installed grade beam will mitigate the effects of earth tremors and prevent the foundation from bending or cracking. Grade beams are usually part of new construction, but they are also part of earthquake retrofitting for older building.
We Offer Grade Beam Installation, Retrofitting, and Renovations
AGA Construction, Inc. uses only the most knowledgeable and trained engineers to ensure that any projects we tackle lives up to the different earthquake codes throughout Los Angeles, CA and the Greater Los Angeles Area. For new home and commercial construction, our engineers will see that the foundation is stable and has any grade beams necessary to deflect seismic activity. You can depend on their work to protect your family, business, investment, etc.
If you live in an older home, or your business is housed in a building constructed before the implementation of modern earthquake codes, you may need to have grade beam services as part of a renovation. This is a complex task, but you can rely on our experienced building contractors to handle it so that you’ll have few future worries. You may also need to have grade beams put in place if you are expanding your house or building with new floors and rooms. Give our team a call and they will be glad to answer any questions you may have about earthquake regulations and services for grade beams.