We offer free foundation inspections, and for those with a higher cripple wall
, we can review plans or obtain the engineering necessary for your project," says Julian De La Torre, founder and owner of Julian Construction.
Built with a 4-foot (or less) cripple wall
under the first floor, or with a cripple wall
between 4 and 7 feet.
It flooded shore towns and threatened to cripple Wall
Street and New York City's subway system with a huge surge of corrosive seawater.
In cases where a house's floor joists sit on the sill or where the cripple wall
is very short, you can use 1/4-inch structural steel angle instead of anchor bolts (see photograph below left).
We offer free foundation inspections for homeowners, and for those with a higher cripple wall
, we can review plans or obtain the engineering necessary for your project.
Install foundation bolting, cripple wall
bracing, and reinforce chimneys in your home and business.
Constructed with a 4-foot (or less) cripple wall
under the first floor OR
Meanwhile, bolting the foundation and bracing cripple walls
on houses that are more than 35 years old will help stabilize the structure so that it incurs less damage in case of a quake.
These provide guidance on use of cost-effective, "do-it-yourself" mitigation techniques--bolting structures to their foundations and reinforcing cripple walls
As many as 2,000 homes in the city built before 1940 may be in need of seismic strengthening - such as the bolting of the home to its foundation or the installation of plywood sheeting to strengthen homes with cripple walls
are the short framed walls that extend from the top of the foundation to the base of the floor structure.
Racking: where the cripple walls
between the home and foundation partially or fully collapse.