Secure Your Home For An Earthquake

SECURE YOUR HOME
VALUE VALUE OF YOUR HOME
CONSEQUENCES DESTRUCTION OF HOME
FIX NEEDED WALL AND CRAWLSPACE REINFORCEMENT
COST TO FIX $500-2,000

A strong earthquake can make your home unstable. You and your family will get out fine, as long as no bookcase falls on your heads (ehem, Carolyn!)

But your house can shake itself to instability if the exterior walls and floor are not properly reinforced. And then after it does, you’ll have to move. Who wants to move?

Like attaching your home to its foundation, shear wall installation and ground floor reinforcement is a job for a licensed contractor.  Crawlspaces and soft stories are an excellent place to start when considering securing your home.  Some cities even provide tax incentives to retrofit your property!

For more great information about securing your home, check out The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute’s Mitigation Center.

Secure Your Home for an Earthquake
Secure Your House for An Earthquake and Be Happy to Stay Put
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