Matteson, 07/01/2015. Item #25749 273 pages, paperback.
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..