California's Earthquake Brace + Bolt program offers homeowners up to $3,000 to help retrofit their homes in order to reduce potential damage from earthquakes.
Retrofitting makes a house more resistance to earthquake activity by bolting the house to its foundation and adding bracing around the perimeter of the crawl space.
Houses that meet the criteria for the Earthquake Brace + Bolt program are typically:
- Constructed before 1979.
- Built on a level or low slope.
- Constructed with a 4-foot (or less) cripple wall under the first floor.
- Constructed with a cripple wall between 4 feet and 7 feet (requires an engineered solution).
- On a raised foundation.
Learn how you can take advantage of this program by visiting https://www.earthquakebracebolt.com.