Seismic retrofitting strengthens a building or structure to withstand earthquakes in Seattle better. While this often includes adding additional support to the foundation or walls, it can also involve changing how the building is braced against the ground. Seismic retrofitting is a specialized field, and structural engineers specializing in this area are known as seismic retrofitting specialists.
These specialists have the knowledge and experience to assess a building’s earthquake risk and recommend the best ways to reduce that risk. In many cases, they also can oversee the implementation of their recommendations.
How Seismic Retrofitting Can Save Your Home
Seismic retrofitting can also involve changes to the foundation or other building parts that are not directly related to the strength or stiffness of the structure. Seismic retrofitting is often used on buildings not designed to withstand earthquakes or older buildings whose structural elements have deteriorated over time.
Retrofitting can also increase the value of your home, as it will be more likely to withstand damage in the event of an earthquake. And finally, if you are planning on selling your home, potential buyers will often be more interested in a home that has been retrofitted.
Seismic Retrofitting is the Best Investment You’ll Make
Seismic Retrofitting is the best way to protect your property during an earthquake and one of the best investments you can make. A seismically retrofitted building will be worth more after an earthquake than a non-retrofitted building and can withstand future earthquakes with minimal damage.
Earthquakes are a fact of life in Seattle, and retrofitting your property is the best way to protect it from damage. Evergreen Seismic is the best seismic retrofitting specialist in Washington and has retrofitted thousands of buildings throughout the state. If you are interested in seismically retrofitting your property, contact Evergreen Seismic today for a free consultation.
Matt did a fantastic job on the earthquake retrofit for our home. Our garage had never been so clean as it was after he was done with his work. Matt had the utmost professionalism through every step of the project. The contract clearly explained everything he was going to do, and he completed every step exactly as described. He thoroughly answered each of my questions during his initial visit in a way where he not only answered the question I asked, but gave background information to educate me on the topic of seismic retrofit. It's great to have the peace of mind that not only is my home now better able to withstand the "big one" that will eventually come to the PNW, but also that the work was done by a great company.