The City of Los Angeles recently passed Ordinance 183893, which requires the retrofit of pre-1978 wood-frame Soft-Story buildings and non-ductile concrete buildings. The goal of the mandatory retrofit programs, under the ordinance, is to reduce these structural deficiencies and improve the performance of these buildings during earthquakes. Without proper strengthening, these vulnerable buildings may be subjected to structural failure during and/or after an earthquake.
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    Where new meets old. Newly fabricated steel soft-story retrofit adjacent to antiquated 4″ diameter support from the 60’s.

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    Glendale Soft-Story Retrofit.

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    The Foundation Works on the job for another steel frame soft-story retrofit.

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    The Foundation Works preps up another soft-story building for its 2018 retrofit.

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    The Foundation Works stucco squad begins buttoning up the former soft-story area as the stucco coverage approaches.


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Hours and Location


Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat-Sun: Closed


2411 W Empire Ave
Burbank, CA 91504
(844) 763-8786

Customer Feedback

“My good impression began with the free inspection. I got a very detailed report, including a sketch of the entire pillar foundation of my house. Their estimate was on par with others I received, plus they identified a solution to fixing a bad cripple wall that I knew needed work. For the actual work, the team who came were great. They were professional, respectful, and easy to work with. They were excellent at coordinating their work, and their sizeable team, plus good at communicating what they were going to do, and how the progress was going. They even invited me to come under and take a look at their work, which I did. They also carefully cleaned up after the dusty job was complete.”

C.A., Beverly Grove

“We love referring people to you guys.”

C.A., Hollywood

“Everyone of their employees from start to finish were very courteous and professional. The inspectors, Kent Romero and Keith Whallett were honest, forthright and took time to explain exactly what needed to be done. The owner, Tom Pelletier stayed involved to ensure all my issues were addressed.  Most impressive was the foreman, Eric Schuchman who completed the work ahead of schedule, respected my property and kept everything clean.  I enthusiastically recommend Foundation Works to everyone seeking to have earthquake retrofit done on their foundation and any corrective structural work on their foundation.”

B.O., Woodland Hills

“The process was very easy. Tom came out and did a detailed inspection, which he then wrote up and sent to us within a couple of hours. That included a description of the problems that he encountered as well as a recommended course of action. We met with several other contractors about this problem, and Tom’s expertise and commitment was very clear. Once we hired them, they were out two days later and completed the job on time (within a week). Their crew was impeccable – very clear at communication, very hard-working, very friendly, and even looking out for small things. We really have nothing to complain about at all. The Foundation Works will not be the cheapest bid, but we found them the most trustworthy and highly recommend them.”

K.F., Altadena

“Calling me to let me know that the price of my job had gone down after you started was unreal. Once again, you are in the .001 percent caliber of people – no other contractor on earth would have forwarded those savings on to me.”


T.D., Property Investor