Earthquake Retrofitting or House Bolting

This is the process of attaching a house to its concrete foundation using foundation plates and anchor bolts. California is “earthquake country” and we who live here should be aware that the up-and-down and side-to-side motion of an earthquake can shake an unbolted house off its foundation.

Anchor Bolts Earthquake Retrofitting

Julian Construction Inc. specializes in foundation bolting and the bracing of cripple walls (short stud walls between the floor and foundation of some houses) by using structural-grade plywood which, if needed, provides greater resistance to earthquakes. These steps, along with properly tying the floor system down with approved framing anchors, will make yours a safer home.