Earthquake (Seismic) Retrofits
The potential for widespread damage to homes after a major earthquake in Portland is high. Western Oregon and Portland are located near the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Portland has about 100,000 older unreinforced single-family homes that may be vulnerable to shaking from an earthquake.
When an earthquake moves a house from side to side and up and down, the house can move off of its foundation. If your home comes off of its foundation, the home will most likely be completely totaled.
What is Seismic Retrofiting?
Seismic retrofitting on your home will minimize earthquake damage. Seismic retrofitting is the technical process of attaching houses to their foundations for earthquake preparedness. Good Energy Retrofit system ensures that your home is firmly attached to your foundation.
- Reduced risk to structure of home and safety of for your familily.
- Earthquake insurance eligibility.
- Potentially lowered insurance premiums.
- Reduced earthquake repair costs.