Residential Earthquake Retrofits in BC by Shear Seismic Retrofits

Seismic Retrofits

Seismic Retrofit Videos

A series of videos explain all components of a seismic retrofit for homes with and without cripple walls; also the engineering principles used to create retrofit layouts.

Two Houses, One Earthquake: An Eye-Opening True Story

The tale of two identical homes after the 1989 San Francisco (Loma Prieta) earthquake.

Improper Retrofit Methods

See examples of retrofit methods commonly performed by well-meaning but under-qualified personnel. Some photos were provided by concerned home inspectors.

Seismic Protection Earthquake Insurance Can’t Provide

If you need help to make the decision about investing in a seismic retrofit for your home, perhaps because you have so many other things on your wishlist, and/or you’ve already got earthquake insurance, here are some things to think about that bring the reality of earthquake destruction into perspective.

Glossary of Seismic Retrofit Terms

Glossary of Seismic Retrofit Terms

Glossary of Seismological Terms

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

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