Seismic retrofit recs
Hoping to find some good retrofit recs (the archived posts are a few years old at this point). We're in Albany and have a 1931 McGregor home, and just got into the EBB lottery.
I'm also curious how other folks have handled soft-story retrofits. Most companies won't even give us a quote until we get plans drawn up by a structural engineer--which in turn costs $2500. I'm hesitant to spend that much just to find out that the soft-story retrofit is astronomically expensive and thus off the table. I also had one company tell me that soft-story retrofits for single-family homes are not often performed since they're so expensive and, say, not as critical as for large apartment buildings.
Thanks in advance!