How do I know whether my house needs earthquake improvements?Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 1.50.03 PM

The earthquake resistance of your home can be partially determined upon the year it was built. Most homes built prior to the 1980’s are in need of improvements to reduce earthquake risk. Some homes built in the 1980’s are also in need of earthquake improvements. Homes built in 1990 or after typically were constructed with earthquake resistive features, but not always. If your home was built on a Hillside, was a custom build or has had any additions it may be in risk of earthquake damage.
If you are unsure whether or not your home was constructed with earthquake resistive features, fill out a seismic retrofit proposal & we will respond promptly! Get the information needed to understand what improvements your home will require to reduce your risk during the next earthquake.

WHAT’S A RETROFIT?Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 1.50.22 PM

  • Seismic retrofitting is the modification of existing structures creating resistance to seismic activity, ground motion, or soil failure due to earthquakes.
  • Seismic retrofitting, or earthquake retrofitting, is technical work and involves more than just foundation bolting. Seismic retrofitting, depending on the type of building construction, involves foundation anchors (or foundation bolts), shear panels, and framing connectors, which must all be installed to specific engineering standards in order to achieve the desired result.
  • The strengthening methods utilized by Victor Construction & Engineering are intended to reduce the likelihood of your home being severely damaged in an earth- quake.

Meet Victor Construction the Marin Earthquake Seismic Retrofitting experts:
Since 1989, Victor”s General Construction, has been serving the Marin County area, with competitive prices and skills unmatched. Mel and his crew are known for their ability to make sure your home is not only professionally repaired, but better than before. Call today for your estimate and to schedule a consultation!

  • Trade: A- Engineering
    • License #: 1049404
  • Trade: B-General Building Contractor
    • License #: 1049404

Victor Construction & Engineering is devoted to cultivating long-term relationships by providing our clients with the highest level of quality & service! Our desire is to be the first choice for all of your home building, remodeling & repairing needs. We understand that completing a home project can often cause disarray to a family’s routine. We take great pride in ensuring the job is completed efficiently with the highest attention to detail, allowing you to quickly return to your routine. Our crew is highly trained & supervised by the Owner himself. Mel personally oversees every project & consistently follows up on progress making on hand decisions & solving problems instantly. Every project has a uniqueness that pertains to the client- our prompt & precise service aspires to exceed your expectations every time we have the pleasure of working with you!


Follow this link for more information from USGS (https://earthquake.usgs.gov/hazards/urban/sfbay/liquefaction/sfbay/)

Meet Mel the Owner:
Our company was founded in 1989 by owner Mel Victor. Mel’s passion for contracting began as a young boy.
His family was stationed in Germany for a brief time during the mid 1960’s. During this time he became intrigued by cuckoo clocks. His family then moved back to California. One day in California Mel’s mother found her beloved cuckoo clock in pieces on the floor! Mel was instantly determined to fix the clock. One of the springs had separated from a gear inside. Mel accomplished the repair of his mother’s cuckoo clock and from that day forward his passion has continued to grow for building, remodeling, restructuring, maintaining, fixing and repairing. He has an eye for upgrading buildings and structures by bringing new life into older homes.
For more information, please give Mel a call today at (415) 472-9144