When a big earthquake hits your area, your house might fly off its foundation and collapse if:
- It’s wood–framed
- Built before 1980
- Has a crawl space and/or a cripple wall
- It’s never been retrofitted before
The good news is that this year the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) is offering as much as $3,000 each to 4,400 California homeowners to help pay for retrofitting their places.
There are an estimated 1.2 million homes across the state that could be vulnerable, according to the CEA. Considering it could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars in fixes, and years out of your house if your home is thrown off of its foundation, the program might be worth looking into.
More info here: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6782011-Earthquake-Brace-Bolt.html#document/p1/a551657
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