Residents and business owners in Oakland know all about earthquakes and the damage that they can leave in their wake. Even the lightest of tremors can begin the ripple effect that develops cracks in walls and foundations, and from that point it seems to only be a downhill slope. Oakland Structural Repair brings you the means and methods to deal with these situations before they become a larger problem. To give your home some protection, and to assist with any damages that have already been faced.
Earthquake Safety Assessment
Understanding a buildings capabilities to withstand the sheer forces of an earthquake can be a determining factor in choosing to buy, or in learning more about retrofitting the building you already own. We provide a thorough and detailed analysis of your building to give you an accurate scope of its ability to withstand varying levels of earthquakes. We can also at this time provide you with an accurate as possible estimate as to the overall cost of your retrofitting project if you so choose to partake. We endeavor to be as detailed and accurate as possible with this
Foundation bolting is one way in which to provide additional support for your home in terms of earthquake damage prevention. This method places bolts between the wooden framing and foundation of your home to provide additional support in the event of an earthquake. By giving your building less literal wiggle room, you have the capability to rely on it’s rigidity as a defense against earthquake damage. Oakland Structural Repair brings you a professional installation service that will have your foundation bolting in place with speed and efficiency, giving you the security in knowing your building is properly prepared.
Cripple Wall Strengthening
Many homes have a wooden support structure in place between the bottom of your home and the crawlspace area, this is known as a cripple wall. This space is one of the leading causes of earthquake related damage and disrepair. This short horizontal wall easily shifts under the weight of your homes movement, and without the proper reinforcement, can soon find itself collapsing not unlike a house of cards. With professional cripple wall strengthening from Oakland Structural Repair you can give your home the sturdy support it needs to hold up against the forces of earthquakes in the local surrounding area.
In the event hat an earthquake has already caused damages to your home, then getting the proper repairs you need is priority. Oakland Structural Repair brings you years of specialized service in this area to provide you with the highest quality workmanship in the city. When your home is suffering due to these unwelcome natural occurrences, don’t put off treatment, call us today for a full inspection and the services you need to fully repair any earthquake damages in the Oakland area. We focus on bringing you professional and affordable repair services for any level of damage that you home may have received.