How Good Is Your Retrofit?
Area governments say that 150,000 homes in the bay area are going to be uninhabitable after the Hayward Fault ruptures, the fault that USGS seismologist Tom Brocher says “Is locked and loaded and ready to fire.” The retrofitted houses are the ones that will survive.
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.
Bottom line: get your retrofit inspected. Please get in touch with me if you need recommendations. Will your home survive a big quake?? See: http://tinyurl.com/88gdgk7
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