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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 that will reduce the risk of earthquake-induced damage to your home.
Why is retrofitting important?
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 need extensive foundation repairs to restore occupancy requirements.