We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience. By clicking "I AGREE" below, you are giving your consent for us to set cookies. Privacy Policy

text.skipToContent text.skipToNavigation

A Step-by-Step Guide to Retrofit Your Home for Earthquakes

F-SEISRETRGD12R – Seismic Retrofit Guide for Raised Foundations
F-SEISRETRGD19 – Seismic Retrofit Guide for Raised Foundations

Simpson Strong-Tie's Seismic Retrofit Guide for Raised Foundations (F-SEISRETRGD19) helps educate homeowners about how earthquakes affect a home and the steps to take to reinforce the structural frame of a house. With this guide and the right tools, do-it-yourselfers can increase the structural integrity of their house, making it stronger and safer. For those not inclined to tackle this type of project, the guide can help you make sure your retrofit is done right.

Download Complete Guide Order Guide by Mail

See also:

Seismic Retrofit Detail Sheet

To help building departments, contractors and homeowners with residential seismic retrofitting, Simpson Strong-Tie has created Retrofit Details. This 24x36 plan set calls out the specific retrofit solutions for reinforcing a home's cripple wall and foundation connection. (Based on the 2012 International Existing Building Code.)

Download Detail Sheet