Earthquake Retrofitting

Earthquake Retrofitting Services in OR and WA

Protect your home and your family from earth-shaking dangers with our expert seismic retrofit services in Portland, Vancouver, Salem

Facts about Oregon and Washington Earthquakes:

  • Oregon and Washington are among states at highest risk for major earthquakes.
  • Only about 20% of Oregonians have earthquake insurance.
  • Basic seismic retrofits can usually be completed in a single day.
  • Earthquake insurance cannot be granted if a house does not have proper seismic reinforcement.

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.

Inspection is the first step in earthquake protection

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.

Free inspections to assess home earthquake protection
Schedule A Free Estimate

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!

Gain peace of mind and qualification for earthquake insurance

Earthquake Seismograph

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.

Seismic retrofit and associated services from TerraFirma

  • Foundation repair and reinforcement
  • Repairs & upgrades to post-and-beam foundations
  • Framing anchors, tie-downs and other seismic retrofits
  • Permanent, nondestructive repairs to settled or sunken foundations
  • Emergency gas shutoff valves to prevent earthquake-related gas leaks
  • Strapping for tank-type water heaters
  • Seismic upgrades to qualify home for earthquake insurance

Trust us to protect your home from the devastation of an earthquake

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. 

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our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Adrian
  • Baker City
  • Bates
  • Boardman
  • Brogan
  • Burns
  • Canyon City
  • Dayville
  • Drewsey
  • Fields
  • Halfway
  • Harper
  • Hereford
  • Hines
  • Huntington
  • Ione
  • Ironside
  • Jamieson
  • John Day
  • Jordan Valley
  • Juntura
  • Kimberly
  • Long Creek
  • Monument
  • Mount Vernon
  • Nyssa
  • Ontario
  • Oxbow
  • Paulina
  • Prairie City
  • Princeton
  • Richland
  • Riley
  • Riverside
  • Seneca
  • Spray
  • Sumpter
  • Umatilla
  • Unity
  • Vale
  • Westfall
  • Benton City
  • Grandview
  • Kennewick
  • Mabton
  • Outlook
  • Pasco
  • Prosser
  • Sunnyside
  • West Richland
Our Locations:

TerraFirma Foundation Systems
761 NE Garden Valley Blvd.
Roseburg, OR 97470

TerraFirma Foundation Systems
7910 SW Hunziker St
Portland, OR 97223