Figure 1. Front view of a retrofit cripple wall showing new anchor bolts and a partially sheathed
View an animated simulation of retrofit construction.
If an earthquake happened today, would your house stay on its foundation? What would you be willing to do to strengthen your house to protect it from earthquake damage?
The Earthquake Brace + Bolt Program offers up to $3,000 to homeowners to cover costs associated with retrofitting their house to lessen earthquake damage.
Earthquake Brace + Bolt registration closed at noon on October 30, 2013.
Selection of pilot participants was held on November 1, 2013. Retrofits are currently in process. Check back for program updates and information on program expansion.