Bolt Your House To The Foundation For An Earthquake

YOUR HOUSE
VALUE $400,000
CONSEQUENCES HOUSE SLIDING OFF FOUNDATION OR CRACKING
FIX NEEDED BOLTS TO THE FOUNDATION
COST TO FIX $2,000-$4,000

There is not a DIY fix to bolt your house to its foundation for an earthquake. This is a job for a licensed contractor or seismic retrofitter. It is a straightforward job that will save you thousands and increase the value of your home. And while you are checking if your house is bolted down, check that your crawlspaces and cripple walls (if you have them) are securely braced as well.

TOOLS:

  • eyes
  • a telephone
  • a phonebook
  • a licensed contractor

Bolt Your House To the Foundation HOW TO SECURE YOUR HOUSE TO A FOUNDATION FOR AN EARTHQUAKE:

  1. Go look at the foundation of your house.
  2. If you don’t see big bolts like these, at least every 6 feet along the entire foundation, it is not bolted down.
  3. Go get your phone and call your favorite contractor.
  4. Do a happy dance that your house won’t go visiting the neighbors in the next big shakey shake.

Secure Your House to Foundation For Earthquake

Secure your house for an earthquake by bolting it to the foundation, and sleep like a baby.

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