Until now, there’s no technology that can accurately predict when an earthquake will happen. This is the reason why preparation is necessary all the time. Government organizations provide building codes to ensure that houses are safe during earthquakes. This infographic provides ways how you can have an earthquake-proof house.
- Coordinate with local building department for the strengthening and upgrading of your foundation.
- Inspect your house especially in the basement area. Check for bolts and still anchor plates.
- Retrofitting could be the better option. But, of course, you need to prepare money for it.
- For those with slab and post and pier foundations, refer to this infographic if you have plans to restructure the foundation of your house.