ARE YOU PREPARED FOR AN
EARTHQUAKE? IS YOUR HOUSE?
Seismic retrofitting, also called earthquake retrofitting, is technical work. Seismic retrofitting is more than just “foundation bolting.” Earthquake retrofitting involves foundation anchors (or foundation bolts), shear panels, and framing connectors, each element installed to specific engineered standards. Done correctly, a seismic retrofit can increase the chances of your home surviving an earthquake. However, an improperly or incompletely retrofitted home might actually suffer more damage during an earthquake than if nothing had been done at all. Any contractor can perform a seismic retrofit, but why would you trust your home to anybody but a retrofit specialist?