Earthquakes constitute a major risk for Oregon and Washington residents. In fact, the U.S. Geological Survey has recorded at least four significant quakes in Oregon and Washington in the last 20 years. Earthquakes can cause a wide range of damage to buildings. Anything from foundation cracks to total building collapse is possible.
Is your home properly reinforced to resist the extreme stress caused by an earthquake? Many houses lack the basic hold-down hardware that can prevent the structure from being racked off its foundation during and earthquake. Without this protection, the house is vulnerable to major damage – and also ineligible for earthquake insurance.
Following the free inspection, TerraFirma can provide a free detailed estimate for essential earthquake retrofit upgrades. In most cases, seismic retrofit work to tie the foundation to the house framing can be completed in a single day.
We work throughout the great state of Oregon AND Southwestern Washington; all the way South to the California/Oregon border including Medford, Ashland, Grants Pass and surrounding areas, all the way up to Olympia, Washington, Vancouver, Portland, Salem and everything in between. Contact us today!
Earthquake insurance is recommended to Oregon and Washington residents to provide repair and reconstruction expenses in the event of earthquake damage. This insurance is very affordable, but it’s not available for houses that don’t meet seismic reinforcement requirements.
To be safe—financially and physically—make sure to have critical seismic retrofit work performed on your house.
In addition to earthquake retrofitting, TerraFirma is also an experienced foundation repair contractor, providing professional foundation repair services to ensure a stable foundation all the time. Contact us to get a Free Estimate for our earthquake retrofit services or foundation repair in Salem, Vancouver, Portland, Bend, Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro, Eugene, Albany, Corvallis and surrounding areas of Oregon and Washington.