Cripple Wall Bracing
Some homes are built with a cripple wall supporting the building over the foundation and a crawlspace in between. These homes may be particularly susceptible to falling or collapse due to the shaking motion caused by earthquakes. Because these types of homes cannot be directly bolted to the foundation, it is important to brace the cripple walls to provide additional support and prevent catastrophic damage in the event of seismic activity. San Francisco Retrofitters provides professional cripple wall bracing to enhance the strength and stability of your building and improve its resistance to ground movement.
How Earthquake Retrofitting Works
Over the years, new techniques have emerged for mitigating the damage that large earthquakes can cause to residential and commercial buildings. As we begin to better understand earthquakes and how they impact structures, we are able to find solutions to make homes and businesses more resistant to seismic activity. While buildings will always be vulnerable to earthquake damage to some extent, particularly for earthquakes that are extreme in magnitude, retrofitting can minimize the amount of destruction caused and prevent thousands or tens of thousands of dollars in damage to your home or business.
Should I Retrofit My Home?
Newer homes and businesses in the Bay Area are constructed in a way that protects them from the effects of seismic activity. That means that if you have a newly built home, you likely already have the best protection available implemented into the design and build of your house. However, those with older homes may want to consider contacting us regarding an earthquake evaluation. We can let you know if your home has been previously earthquake retrofitted and what can be done to further mitigate potential damage to your home resulting from seismic activity. We strongly urge residential and commercial property owners to earthquake retrofit their homes to avoid future stress and costly repairs or total loss.
Methods of Damage Mitigation
Depending on various factors, there are a number of methods that may be used to make a building more resistant to damage from ground movement and seismic activity. From foundation bolting to cripple wall bracing, we offer our clients effective, efficient, and affordable solutions for retrofitting their homes. We will maximize your home's chances against large earthquakes and alleviate your fears and anxieties regarding the impact a natural disaster can have on your home or business. We use the highest quality materials, most advanced construction techniques, and skillful workmanship to complete each and every project for our clients. You can find out more about available options for retrofitting your home by contacting our experts at San Francisco Retrofitters.
Earthquake Retrofit for Residential Properties
Seismic retrofits for homes has become increasingly popular in recent years as more and more people become aware of the earthquake retrofit program and begin to recognize the importance of preparing their home for an earthquake and protecting it from devastating damage. For an estimate of the earthquake retrofit cost for your home, please get in touch with us.