Mares & Dow – General Home Contractors

Protect Your Property With Seismic Retrofit Services

Serving San Francisco and East Bay Since 1983

Ensuring earthquake resistance in structures of all kinds is absolutely essential in many regions, especially the San Francisco Bay Area. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake demonstrated the importance of strong foundations and structures, and that remains true to this day.

Professional seismic retrofit services from the team at Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights can help protect any structure from ground motion, soil failure, and other dangerous conditions.

Understanding Seismic Retrofit Services

Seismic retrofitting is an important type of upgrade that protects buildings against earthquakes. There are many structures that simply aren’t prepared to handle these events, especially those built before the 1970s, which don’t benefit from modern engineering principles. 


Thankfully, the unique approach that Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights takes with its retrofit services can protect and reinforce these buildings. Our expert team works diligently to identify and implement cost-effective solutions for the unique risks that your structure faces. We work closely with structural engineers and implement the latest techniques to bring properties up to modern safety standards and mitigate the risk of earthquake damage.


What Makes Mares & Dow Different

Retrofiting services are a complex undertaking, so you need to know you’re working with the right team to handle the job. Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights has spent more than 40 years developing strategies that deliver the safety and peace of mind you need without breaking your budget. We handle seismic retrofit services down to the finest detail, such as correcting bolt attachments.

Our years of experience have shown that effective preventive seismic retrofit services can make a world of difference for structures of all kinds. We’ve handled many projects of varying scope and scale, allowing us to craft unique solutions posed by structures of varying ages and in any soil conditions.

See How You Can Protect Your Structure

If you’re concerned that your older building may not meet current standards, reach out to the team at Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights to find out whether our seismic retrofit services are right for you.


Transform your home in San Francisco, CA, with our expert General Contracting Services. From simple updates to complete renovations, Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights has the expertise you need. Contact us for a free estimate and let us help you create the bathroom of your dreams.

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Benefits of Going with Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights


Experience & Accreditations

Mares & Dow is certified and accredited by the best manufacturers in the industry. From Grip-Tite Foundation Systems, to James Hardie Siding, to VELUX Skylights, you can be sure to get the highest quality products for whatever your project.


Knowledge & Expertise

Serving the San Francisco Bay Area for over 40 years with quality general contracting, home remodeling, and skylight installation means you'll get the benefits of our expertise for every project.


Proven Customer Satisfaction

Maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction, we are proud to have provided our customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with quality construction and home improvement services for 40 years. With half of our new clients coming to us from referrals, it’s no secret that our customers/friends are truly pleased with the work we do.