Is your home ready for the earthquake

Is your home ready for an earthquake? Is it ready for the big one? If your home was built before the 90’s most likely not. 

Things like sheathing (plywood), anchor bolts into foundation, mud sill bolts, joist hangers, metal bracing, and heavy metal ties to subfloor were not used on many mass built homes before the 80-90’s. 

All these are new ways to do a seismic retrofit to your home which means to modify the existing structure to make it more resistant to seismic activity, ground motion, or soil failure due to earthquakes.

“The 76% probability of one or more magnitude 7.0 earthquakes striking Northern California is based on a 30-year period, beginning in 2014″ According to United States Geological Survey 

The best time to do it is when you are replacing your siding because it will be removed and it will be easier to do the SR so you can do many counter measure to prevent an earthquake to cause structural damage or worse to cause your home to collapse. 

Homeowners insurance DOES NOT cover earthquake damage. It’s a 76% chance, are you willing to risk your life savings to go down the drain or worse risk your family’s safety. 

Call/Email us now to get a free inspection report for siding replacement and options for retrofitting your home.