Earthquake Preparedness Issue:
Earthquake Retrofits: I’m Bolted, I’m OK?
I hear from way too many folks who have looked in their crawl space, seen some bolts connecting their “mud sill” to their foundation, and think “Oh, good, my foundation is bolted, I’ve got a retrofit.”
- A licensed contractor, who may or may not know what they are doing (and have a financial interest in the outcome); or
- A structural engineer: some won’t even crawl under a house, and those that do, I’m told, charge $400 and up; or
- Larry Guillot of QuakePrepare. I’m the only earthquake preparedness expert who does in-home consultations. The consult covers an assessment of your home’s attachment to the foundation, but also much, much more. Click on my website below. Also check out the SF Chronicle article on my consultations: