Q: What is a Dingbat?
A: Dingbat is a two or three story wood framed structure.
Q: What is the Retrofit Ordinance?
A: It is a city law that requires specific buildings to complete the retrofitting process.
Q: How do I know if my building needs to be retrofitted?
A: If you received a letter and a notice to from the City of Los Angeles, you may need to retrofit your building.
Q: What should I do next?
A: Call us at (800) 986-2986 to set an appointment. We will examine your building and determine whether your building needs to be retrofitted.
Q: I have a soft–story building. How much time do I have to start and finish the retrofit from the time I received the order?
A: Two years to submit an engineering plan. Three and a half years to obtain a construction permit and 7 years to complete the retrofitting construction or building demolition.
Q: How much does retrofitting cost?
A: Cost varies based on building size and design.
Q: What will happen if I do not comply with the Los Angeles retrofit ordinance?
A: You will have a 15 days grace period after which you will be charged a non-compliance fee. Additional fees will be added as time progresses. Eventually it will become a misdemeanor.
Q: WHO IS DINGBAT RETROFIT?
A: Dingbat Retrofit is a general contractor located in West Los Angeles, CA. We specialize in residential construction in particular multi-family buildings. As indicated by own name we epitomize seismic soft-story retrofitting. Our expertise is not limited to retrofitting and we help customers in all aspects of architecture, construction and engineering(ace) . We are an all American family owned business. Customer service is key and no matter how big or small the project, we make sure the job is done right.