Gerret Wikoff is a builder-remodeler based in Los Angeles. He also is an approved Endless Pool installer.
Framed with structural steel and assembled like a giant erector set on massive footings, this pergola is rated for 110 mph wind loads.
How a California contractor reinforced roof-to-wall and truss-to-post connections and added a steel moment frame to prep a 1930s-era building for the next ‘big one'.
The key to keeping this retaining wall from collapsing was to pour a new reinforced concrete retaining wall behind the old one.
Replacing a beam is usually straightforward, until you have to also comply with historic preservation requirements.
A backyard upgrade leads to a new profit center for a California remodeler.