Earthquake Strengthening for Vulnerable Homes: A Practical Guide for Engineers, Contractors, Inspectors and Homeowners. Thor Matteson.

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

Matteson, 07/01/2015. Item #25749
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.

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Price: $39.95

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