Earthquake Strengthening for Vulnerable Homes.
A Practical Guide for Engineers, Contractors, Inspectors and Homeowners
Matteson, 07/01/2015. Item #25749
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..