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Earthquake Preparation Checklist
While you might think you are pretty prepared if something were to happen, you might want to go over that earthquake preparation list one more time to ensure that you have everything that you need in case of a bad tremor. Sure, we are pretty used to mild earthquakes but there are some that can
Earthquake Insurance California
The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) offers Earthquake insurance for most of California. However, you don’t purchase it directly from the CEA, but through your insurance provider that is a member of the CEA. They offer policies for mobile homeowners, homeowners, condo units, and renters. In order to qualify for earthquake insurance, you must have a
Earthquake Brace and Bolt Program, what is it? How do I qualify?
Is your home earthquake is ready? Have you ever looked into it? Many homeowners are becoming more aware of this program as well as the important safety measures that needs to be addressed in older homes in California. There are actual programs out there to help homeowners with preparing the foundations of their homes to
Is My Building Earthquake-Safe San Francisco?
Before you buy a building in San Francisco you should first check to ensure the building is part of the Seismic Retrofit Program, as older buildings may not be yet be compliant with the program. The Seismic Retrofit Program was made to bring owners of older buildings up to the proper building codes; codes that
SIDEWALK TRIP HAZARDS – Removing Prior to you Bay Area REAC Inspection
I am one of the owners for Rooted Retrofitting Inc. https://rootedretrofitting.com/ (925)-378-2204 . Our company deals mainly in three areas. Earthquake Retrofitting of residential homes and small commercial buildings. The elimination of trip hazards on concrete sidewalks to mitigate injury to pedestrians and the possibility of lawsuit, and correcting deficiencies to the exterior of buildings
Time to Retrofit Your Home, the Next Big Earthquake is Overdue in the Bay Area
As many people have heard, the next big earthquake is overdue in the Bay Area, and more than likely causing billions in damages and leaving thousands of homes inhabitable. It goes without saying, to many people in the bay area their home is by far their largest asset. A small percentage of people own earthquake
San Francisco Earthquake Risk Maps
The San Franciscan government, it’s residents, and it’s seismic experts are always searching for ways to mitigate earthquake damage, increase preparedness, educate the city’s populace, and save lives. One of the most useful tools devised in recent years is what is known as “San Francisco Earthquake Risk Maps”. Carefully created by seismologists and geologists, these
What will a complete seismic/earthquake retrofit cost me?
While there is no such thing as a standard cost for earthquake retrofitting a home, the average price is usually about 2 to 3 percent of the home’s cost in bay area that makes the range $8000 to $12,000 for your typical home. The cost of repairing a foundation for a typical home after an
Rooted Retrofitting Inc. Announces Covid-19 Operating Procedures
San Francisco, California – In response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the bay area’s leading earthquake retrofitting agency, Rooted Retrofitting Inc. has made health and safety it’s top priority. While earthquake retrofitting requires frequent meeting with customers and other individuals under normal circumstances, these are anything but “normal” times. In order to protect both its
The next big Earthquake is not a matter of if but when!
Scientists predict that within a 30-year period (beginning in 2014), there’s a 51 percent chance that the San Francisco region specifically will experience one or more magnitude-7.0 or greater earthquakes. They also say there’s a 98 percent chance of one or more magnitude-6.0 or greater quakes occurring in the San Francisco area during that same timeframe.