Do you feel safer because your house has had a retrofit? Unfortunately, you may have a false sense of security: a highly respected east bay retrofitter says that fully 30% of his business is repairing retrofits that were incomplete or incorrectly done. What constitutes a complete retrofit? Check out their web site: http://www.bayarearetrofit.com
But yours is different because the work was inspected? This doesn’t mean much: no retrofit building code has been adopted by any city in the Bay Area, except Berkeley, and theirs is fatally flawed.
Bottom line: get your retrofit inspected by a qualified contractor, engineer, or by me. In my in-home consultation, I evaluate your retrofit and much, much more. See my home page: www.quakeprepare.com
Will your home survive a big quake?? See: http://tinyurl.com/88gdgk7
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