Earthquake retrofitting, also known as seismic retrofitting, is done in order to prevent a house from moving off of its foundation due to seismic activity. It secures the house to the foundation and strengthens the structure, therefore making it more resistant to earthquakes.
A house that is not retrofitted has a much higher chance of being damaged or collapsing due to seismic activity. Retrofitting can be especially beneficial for a home that already needs any form of foundation repair.
There are various methods of seismically retrofitting a house in order to be less vulnerable to earthquakes. This is based on the type home and foundation.
Generally, this is done by bolting the house to the foundation with metal plates that hold everything in place. The idea is to secure the house down firmly onto the foundation in order to hold everything together tightly in case of a drastic earthquake.
There is no need to try and determine on your own if you need to earthquake retrofit your home. Our experts can provide you with a free foundation inspection and determine that for you quickly and easily.
If it turns out that it can benefit your home, we can provide you with a free estimate for the job.
The cost of retrofitting your house can depend on the size of the house and the amount of work that needs to be done.
This can be determined by our experts after providing you with a free foundation inspection. We can give you a free estimate for the job right after completing the inspection.