Earthquake Retrofit/House Bolting
Quite simply, it means Earthquake Hazard Reduction.
Earthquake retrofit for wood frame buildings addresses what
is known as “The Earthquake Weakness” – which
involves the attachments of the structure – your home –
to its foundation. Seismic Safety evaluates and performs structural
and foundation reinforcements and repairs that will reduce the
risk of earthquake-induced damage to your home.
Why is Earthquake
house bolting and retrofitting important to your home?
Recent earthquakes have shown that if a building has weak
cripple wall bracing or is unbolted, it may slide off its foundation
even in certain moderate earthquakes. We have seen buildings
whose Cripple stud walls have toppled over, and the buildings
have collapsed and slid. Fallen buildings may catch fire or
foundation repairs to restore occupancy requirements.
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foundation repair cost is only a fraction of the potential
cost of damages if your house is left unsecured.
home’s foundation has deteriorated beyond repair,
Seismic Safety can install a sister foundation inside and
alongside your problem foundation and be tied into the structure,
bearing the weight and relieving the stress on the damaged areas.
Your home’s foundation is a common area of structural
weakness. When concrete foundations are porous or crumbly, they
will not provide adequate strength to resist earthquakes.
Is your Home Earthquake ready?
Founded in 1954 by Ed Sylvis, foundation contractor,
Seismic Safety is widely recognized as the premier Southern
California Resource for residential
Earthquake and Foundation reinforcement.
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