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Seismic Retrofitting
A seismic retrofit is the addition of one or more structural enhancements that will help keep a building, safe from the effects of seismic activity that occurs suddenly or over time. The enhancements might be as simple as straps that secure post to beam connections or more common strategies such as:

Securing the bottom wood plate of the lower "cripple" wall in your basement to the concrete foundation with structural anchors

Increasing the "sheer" strength of the lower "cripple" wall blow the floor joists in the your basement with plywood and straps

Installing straps that insure structural connections from the top plate of the lower "cripple" wall to the floor joists

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Does your home have foundation problems?
A majority of the older craftsman and Victorian style homes in Seattle built over the last century are in dire need of restoration or rehabilitation. One of the primary problems we see with the construction of these older homes is the compromised structural integrity of the foundations. Please remember, during the beginning of the century and through the 1960's, these older homes were constructed with sub-par concrete, without rebar and customarily without footings to hold up the walls. We regularly see foundations with substantial concrete deterioration, large cracks, differential settlement and water leakage. This in turn leads to compromised structural integrity and future damage to your home. Our team's specialty is to approach these problems with a comprehensive structural assessment. Our structural engineer will be able to provide you with professional recommendations to mitigate these problems through a variety of commonly used construction techniques. Some of these techniques may include:

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Are you considering new construction?
The current market has allowed all of us an opportunity to look towards future investments. Where is the wisest place to increase our investments as well as build our equity? In an unstable market, if you are in a position to leverage current equity, consider new construction. This is currently a buyers market. Home prices are down, land parcel prices are down. The stock market is uncertain, however raw land and or purchasing a property with a dilapidated house with the goal of reconstruction is very real. The tangible nature of real estate will grow in value over time regardless of upswings or downswings of the market. Perhaps this is the time to consider purchasing a parcel which is currently under market value and building a new home. Schenkar Construction has a dedicated design team that will organize and facilitate the entire building process from start to finish.
What is Design Build?
The design build process provides an all inclusive construction package will a variety of skill sets including: Engineering, design, cost feasibility analysis, permitting and plan review, and general construction. Schenkar Construction Design Build provides our clients with a variety of services such as: Custom home construction, remodeling, bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, and foundation repair, house lifting outdoor structures.

We also customize our client's visions by providing interior design consultation. The design build concept allows the client to maximize the construction process by efficiently organizing their specific projects components with one group. Schenkar Construction Design Build provides exclusive "on site" management approach. This means your project is assigned a project manager who works directly with your project and you to outline scheduling, budget, construction processes and the building of your work.

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Saturday, 10 December
Here are a couple videos of some of our most recent work. I wanted to personally thank all of my clients and consultants for contributing to our continued progress as a company. Please take a moment t. []