When it comes to your home, you want to know that it is secure against various natural disasters that can occur. One of those that you want to make sure you’re secure against is earthquakes. For those especially on the west coast, it’s important to discuss Island County earthquake retrofitting specialist services with the experts here at Evergreen Seismic. Houses built in the early 70s or earlier must be retrofitted to secure them. Even homes built up to 1980 were not attached to the foundation. That’s where we come in.
Why Is Retrofitting Necessary?
There are multiple benefits to retrofitting the home. For starters, your home will be brought up to the safety standards of today’s homes. When you have earthquake insurance, it doesn’t always provide protection when a quake happens. Even if you have a quake that destroys the home beyond livability, you must continue to make mortgage payments on the home.
Working with a pro team to have retrofitting performed can help.
What Is Retrofitting?
This is where a specialist comes into the home and helps to secure the building to the foundation. For example, we anchor the home to the foundation itself through bolts or items called foundation plates. We ensure all pony walls are secured with plywood and connect them to the rim joist in your flooring system.
Learn More About Earthquake / Seismic Retrofitting
- Seismic Retrofitting Specialist
- Earthquake & Seismic Gas Shut-Off Valves
- Earthquake & Seismic Fastening – Securing Possessions & Worksafe Products
- Earthquake / Seismic Retrofit To Attach Foundation To House
If you’re interested in talking with an earthquake retrofitting specialist near Island County give us a call today at (206) 984-2580 for a consultation appointment. We look forward to working with you to secure your home. Don’t hesitate to reach out today to speak with a professional about all your retrofitting needs.
Matt came out to see if our house needs a retrofit and I was absolutely blown away by his honesty, knowledge and professionalism. He advised against retrofitting our house due to the newer age of the home but did provide me with a tonne of useful information that I did not come across during my research and while speaking with other retrofit companies.