Earthquake Retrofitting

Seattle earthquake retrofitting

How can a home owners know if their their home has been retrofitted? Most homes in the Seattle area have not been retrofitted. So to tell if your home has been retrofitted, enter the crawl space or basement and look for  foundation meets the mudsill or cripple wall and look for some large 3 inch plates, bolts and washers. If you find these, most likely your home has been retrofitted. If you have questions about your home, give us a call or send us an email.

Why should a home owner have their home retrofitted? Earthquake retrofitting can save you thousands in the case of an earthquake and could mean the difference between life and death in the event of a major earthquake. Ask anyone in the Northwest area and they will tell you, the next big earthquake is coming, we are due. Not only does retrofitting your home protect you and your family, it also increases the value of your home. When selling your home, listing the retrofit can bring thousands extra at the time of sale.

Most retrofits can be completed within a couple of weeks depending on the size of the project. Give us a call today or contact us for a free, no obligation inspection. Below is an image of a house pushed off its foundation.

Retrofit your house for earthquakes with Hara Construction