What’s the Process of Earthquake Retrofitting?

Posted December 8, 2021, under Blog

Earthquake retrofitting is the process of repairing any structural issues with a home foundation to make the structure more resistant to damage or destruction from earthquakes.

When a home requires earthquake retrofitting, a variety of solutions may be used to reinforce the structure. Some of the most common forms of repair are:

  • Cripple wall bracing: This method helps support the weight of the house to rest above the mudsill and/or provide reinforcement to the crawl space.
  • Foundation bolting: Foundation bolting is the process of using anchor bolts to secure the home to its foundation.
  • Reinforced masonry: This is the process of reinforcing load-baring walls to add additional structure and strength.

Before an earthquake retrofitting method is selected for a home, a thorough inspection of the foundation needs to be conducted by a foundation specialist.

At Julian Construction, we’ll conduct an in-depth inspection of the foundation and provide a free quote for repair.

If you live in Los Angeles, earthquake retrofitting is a necessary home upgrade, and one that can potentially save your life and your home in the event of a large earthquake.

Los Angeles and Southern California are some of the most seismically active regions in the world, which is why it’s so important to invest in earthquake retrofitting to protect your loved ones and your home value in the event of a large earthquake.

If you think your home is in need of foundation repair, foundation replacement and/or earthquake retrofitting, contact Julian Construction today and we will send one of our foundation specialists out to conduct a free, thorough inspection with a quote for repair.

We have extensive experience serving our Los Angeles community and nearby regions. In fact, Julian Construction has inspected over 30,000 structures in the area!

Julian Construction was formed in 1994 and our focus has always been on building foundations, doing foundation repair and replacement, earthquake retrofitting, and house leveling.

When you work with Julian Construction, you get the principles of the company and the workers of Julian Construction under your home.

And in order to keep foundation repair affordable for our customers, we offer a price guarantee — because we know our quote for repair will represent your very best value.

Give us a call at (323) 733-3377 to schedule your free inspection or complete the inspection request form

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