Your foundation experts in Los Angeles explain house bolting and bracing, and why you should care...
Updated: Apr 26
As Foundation Experts in Los Angeles, Sinai construction knows there are some homes that were bolted and braced when built, and homes that were bolted and braced later, when the owner found out they were earthquake vulnerable.
Good news is, these houses got their seismic retrofitting, meaning home foundations bolted and braced. So now when the next earthquake hits, these homes will probably make it through it with little or no damage.
But if house foundation bolting is something you're unaware of, now is the time to find out if you need it. Not after the next earthquake. Sinai Construction Engineering, is a company of Foundation Specialist in Los Angeles that offers you a Foundation Health Check. This is where the condition of your homes foundation will be revealed overall (this is good to know) along with if your house needs House Bolting and Bracing as well.
As you can see in the photo below, in the air vent (with a screen over it to keep out pests) is one of many added bolts that tie the house into the foundation. These house bolts are added over the whole house, securing the house to the foundation. Then plywood sheets are added, as bracing for all the vertical studs. After this process is completed, the house is totally anchored to the foundation. Your Foundation Structural Repair has been finished, all the key vertical studs braced, and you have a house bolted to it's foundation that is earthquake safe.
So when the next big earthquake hits Los Angeles, and you know it's coming, you'll have peace of mind that you have done everything you can to protect your home and family from disaster. If you have any questions on house bolting, or just want a Foundation Health Check, get in touch at (323) 655-0960. We're your Foundation Experts in Los Angeles, and have been House Bolting and House Bracing homes for decades. We'd be happy to talk you through the process, save you some money, and some big headaches.