Seismic Retrofitting

The Oregon coast is an incredibly beautiful place. But beneath that beauty lies a destructive beast. Geologists now tell us that the Oregon coast can expect to experience a large magnitude earthquake similar to recent quakes in Japan and the Indian Ocean. It’s not a matter of “if”, it’s a matter of “when”. One way to increase the chances of surviving one of these events is to enhance your homes ability to resist these powerful forces with a Seismic Retrofit. A Seismic Retrofit can include making sure that bottom plates are properly attached to the foundation; reinforcing crawl space perimeter walls; and using framing angles to connect cripple walls to the floor system.

If you are interested in specific recommendations for your property, please contact us.