Fix Structural Weaknesses
Prepare Yourself And Your Family
Identify Your Home’s Structural Weaknesses
Buildings are built to withstand the downward pull of gravity, yet earthquakes shake a building in all directions - up and down, but most of all, sideways. There are several common issues that can limit a building’s ability to withstand this sideways shaking.
- Inadequate foundations
- Unbraced cripple walls
- Soft First Stories
- Unreinforced Masonry
To find out if your home needs to be retrofitted against earthquakes, the best place to start is at the home retrofit class for homeowners.