Your home is often where you feel safest, and that is how it should be. However, if you have not taken the steps to protect your home against damage in the event of an earthquake or seismic activity, you could be putting yourself and your family in danger as well as risking significant loss in the event of a natural disaster. The only way to mitigate damage to your home during a large earthquake is to make sure your home has been modified to improve its resistance to ground movement and soil failure. As new construction techniques emerge, it is important to ensure your home is retrofitted with the most up to date structural engineering. San Francisco Retrofitters offers a range of services to help prepare your home and protect it from the worst case scenario.
How to Protect Your Home
It is always better to be cautious than to have regrets following an unexpected earthquake. A significant portion of your life revolves around your home. It is your shelter and your sanctuary. There are endless reasons why you need to make sure you afford your home the best protection against seismic activity. The Bay Area is known to be prone to earthquakes and although it is impossible to know exactly when a major earthquake may occur, retrofitting your home can give your greater peace of mind. Much of the damage caused to buildings in an earthquake occur when the building shifts and is displaced from its foundation. One way to protect your home is to ensure it is securely bolted to the foundation to minimize movement in an earthquake.
Benefits of an Earthquake Retrofit
Thankfully, large earthquakes do not occur often. However, when they do, they can cause significant damages to buildings and structures. Although retrofitting does not necessarily guarantee that your home will not be negatively impacted by an earthquake, it can minimize the extent of the damage and help you salvage the building and prevent a total collapse. Not only will this spare you from massive property loss and displacement from your home, but it may also wind up saving your life if you happen to be inside of your home at the time. The peace of mind that you get from retrofitting your home to be more resistant to earthquakes is well worth the cost of our services.
Cost of Retrofitting
Because each project is different, there is no set price for a home retrofit. The cost will depend on the size and design of your home, as well as the modifications needed to provide your home with optimal protection and damage mitigation. There are a variety of services that we offer, including foundation bolting, cripple wall bracing, and bracketing. To find out more information about our retrofit services or receive a custom quote, please contact us.
Earthquake Retrofit Contractors in the Bay Area
San Francisco Retrofitters is one of the leading contractors in the area for earthquake retrofit services. Not only do we offer quality workmanship at an affordable cost, but the knowledge, skills, and experience of our experts are second to none.