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Earthquake Strengthening for Vulnerable Homes: A Practical Guide for Engineers, Contractors, Inspectors and Homeowners
Title: Earthquake Strengthening for Vulnerable Homes: A Practical Guide for Engineers, Contractors, Inspectors and Homeowners

ISBN: 9780990664505

From the Publisher:

Comprehensive home strengthening guidance that picks up where all else written on this vital topic leaves off.

A sampling of the information within, much of which is found exclusively in this book:

  • How Earthquakes damage wood-framed buildings of various ages and styles
  • How to tell if existing hardware under a house will effectively resist earthquakes
  • Whether foundaiton repairs should be done now, can be delayed, or dismissed
  • The latest tested and accepted strengthening methods
  • Recommended framing connectors and concrete anchors
  • Specific tools that are useful in certain situations, essential in others
  • Time-saving installation methods
  • Dozens of contractor-tested construciton details
  • Why standard pressure-treated lumber does more damage than good
  • How to prioritze retrofiting versus attending to termite and water damage
  • Which strenghtning methods to implement on a limited budget
  • What commonly seen retrofit methods are rarely worth the investment
  • How to distinguish a superior installation from a poor attempt
  • Why having an engineer design a strengthening system may save more money than following "pre-engineered" municipal guidelines

273 pages, paperback.



Author: Matteson, Thor
Publisher: Matteson
Categories: Homebldg/Renovation/Preservation/Repair,

Our Price: $34.95
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