House Bolting Marina Del Rey
You can reduce earthquake damage to your Marina Del Rey house’s structure by taking steps to strengthen your home. By simply adding the proper bolting to your foundation by bracing your crippled walls.
Why retrofit my southern California home?
There is no deny it there is no such way we can escape the reality that southern California is due for a big earthquake. A much more reality is that many Marina Del Rey homes are considered soft story homes. Taking a huge risk to not do the retrofit upgrade is no fun when the damage is already done. Homes that are considered soft story are susceptible to major earthquake damage. If not upgraded to the latest retrofit foundation support the entire home can collapse.
What can you do to get yourself and your family prepared?
Create a disaster-preparedness plan.
Put together disaster supplies for your home, work and car.
Purchase earthquake insurance to help you repair, replace, rebuild and recover.
What is seismic retrofitting?
Houses built before 1979—before residential seismic building codes were consistently enforced—may be more vulnerable to earthquake damage. Even a moderate earthquake can severely damage a pre-1979 house that has not been retrofitted to current building standards.
A seismic retrofit strengthens a house to make it more resistant to earthquake damage.
One way to seismically retrofit an older house is to bolt the house to its foundation and brace the walls around the crawl space with plywood.
If your house was built before 1979? Is it a wood frame home?
Is on a raised foundation (you would have a crawl space or basement under the house)?
You may need a brace and bolt seismic retrofit to help keep your house from sliding off of its foundation during an earthquake.
Paying For Retrofit Can Be A Stress
There are many Marina Del Rey residents that have to work on a budget when it comes to applying the retrofit support. Southland Retrofit is able to help create a plan that fits the homeowners budget. Regardless of what financial situation you are on, the helpful team at Southland Retrofit is able to work with you. Staff members are able to pick and choose a plan that fits best. To choose a plan please contact us for the initial inspection.