Seismic Upgrades

Living in Vancouver we have all heard that the big one is coming.  Become confident that your home or business will survive an earthquake intact by addressing the key areas that create weak points within almost any building. Seismic retrofits are intended to prevent such enormous damage, ensuring your home remains upright on its foundation and safe enough to continue living in.

There are two types of earthquake damage one ought to be concerned about: Structural damage which could jeopardize any building’s ability to remain upright on its foundation; and Non-structural damage that can force evacuation even if the structure is still intact. Fallen chimneys, broken windows and fire hazards such as torn wiring and gas lines, and damaged water heaters for example.

We work with Residential Homeowners, Strata Building owners, Schools, Commercial ⁄ Industrial owners and tenants, and municipalities who require Seismic upgrades throughout the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Our highly qualified team will help come up with the safest, most cost-effective way of upgrading your current buildings and do the job right, from the start.

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Highlands Master Builders carries a 5 million dollar general liability policy, and complete coverage by WCB. We also offer additional course of construction insurance to our clients at discounted rates through our partner, Federated Insurance.

Yes. All Highlands Master Builders projects are protected by a 2 year warranty on all labour and materials. In some cases, materials may be warranted by the manufacturer for up to 25 years. We also offer extended warranties and extended service contracts to ensure your project looks great well into the future.

These terms are broken down in the contract based on progress with a completion date included. Once the work is completed to a pre-determined point, a pre-determined payment is made, with final payment due upon completion.

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Sonja Latifpour Bright Star Counselling

We have done many renovations in the past, but Highlands crew was outstanding. It is rare to find a construction company that has so much knowledge and experience and has the leadership to see a project through from the beginning to the end. They were always onsite, early in the morning. They were pleasant, polite and always cleaned up at the end of the day. We were actually sad when they left, as they were like family friends staying at our house!

If you want a great crew, outstanding workmanship, transparent and easy to understand billing this is THE company! We would hire Andrew and the guys back for another project any time. Thank you again for going the extra mile – we are very grateful.