Protect your California Home from Earthquakes

California retrofitting

Studies have shown that California is very vulnerable to damage from earthquakes. In the case of a major earthquake, it is predicted that thousands of homes would take considerable damage. Enough damage from it would displace many families.

This is because there are a large number of California homes that do not have stable enough foundations to handle earthquakes and their aftershocks. There are thousands of homes that stand on flimsy stilts. If there was an earthquake, these houses could come crumbling down.

Stay a Step Ahead: Retrofit your Home Now

Rather than waiting to see if an earthquake will happen and cause damage to your home, retrofit your home with braces and bolts. This will make sure your home is secured, even in a major earthquake. One of the most devastating things that can happen to a home is when it becomes displaced from its foundation. It could potentially cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. For perspective, retrofitting is less than 10,000 dollars. In many cases, it’s about half that.

It may seem like a large amount of money, but it can protect you from disaster in the long run. Did you know only 10% of Californians have earthquake insurance? Retrofitting allows you to have peace of mind that your home’s foundation will not be harmed. Give us a call here at Dalinghaus Construction so we can give you that peace of mind!