Seismic retrofitting

Video: DIY Earthquake Retrofitting

Posted on October 13, 2017 by James Florence

SAN FRANCISCO — Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re looking to improve your home’s structural stability against earthquakes, you’ll be glad to know about some low-cost, do-it-yourself measures. Today we’re in San Francisco with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor David Breslin of Current Construction to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, David Breslin: We all live here in the San Francisco Bay area. It’s prone to earthquakes, as everybody knows. So, there’s a few simple tips you can do at home to upgrade your home structurally. 1, add some extra anchor bolts to your existing foundation. 2, sheer rods over your existing studs, wall studs. And 3 would be some structural hardware to your ceiling joists. Read more

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Do-It-Yourself Seismic Retrofitting

Posted on October 13, 2017 by James Florence

SAN FRANCISCO — As residents of “earthquake country,” homeowners in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area need to be proactive about preparing for the next “big one.” While part of this involves having supplies and an evacuation plan ready, another important aspect is reinforcing the structural stability of your home via seismic retrofitting. This can be a costly endeavor, but if you’re a handy homeowner, there are a few affordable measures you can implement yourself. Here are three to consider:

  1. Add foundation anchor bolts. Anchor bolts help secure a house to its foundation and prevent it from sliding off during an earthquake. Even if your home already has foundation bolts in place,
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