While the weight of the house serves to keep it secured to the base – during an earthquake, the house can move or slide off of the foundation. However, homes that have been reinforced with foundation bolting or a foundation brace and bolt will be in a much better position to withstand an earthquake. At LA Structural, we strive to deliver the best foundation bolting Los Angeles has to offer.
A Los Angeles foundation bolt and brace process essentially is a type of seismic or earthquake retrofit which firmly anchors the home structure to the foundation perimeter. This can help ensure that your home structure will not sway extensively during a quake and suffer massive damage.
LA Structural is a premier general construction company and we specialize in earthquake brace and bolt in Los Angeles, and surrounding areas, for homes.
Our team of earthquake brace and bolt experts are FEMA Trained which means we have the necessary qualifications and skills you can trust with your home.
The constant lateral and vertical movement during an earthquake can easily dislodge your house from the foundation leading to massive damage and destruction. What you should also know is that if you live in a house built before 1993 your home structure is particularly vulnerable since it is likely to not be attached properly to the foundation or up to current seismic codes.
The different components that go into building a foundation (cripple walls, mudsill, etc.) as well as the nails and wooden supports & frames in your home are designed to withstand vertical loads. These can easily shatter and separate due to the lateral load that building structures are subjected to during an earthquake.
This is where foundation bolting or house bolting can prove to be effective in making your home more resistant to these devastating forces and even possibly save your home and family during a powerful quake.
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