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.
Stiffening this perimeter "cripple wall
" and bolting it to the foundation are the two key steps you can take to increase your house's chances of making it through a quake.
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
EBB grants are available for houses built before 1979 that include a crawl space with unbraced cripple walls
, low walls between the foundation and first floor, and are not bolted to the foundation.
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
Racking: where the cripple walls
between the home and foundation partially or fully collapse.
specializes in foundation bolting and the bracing of cripple walls
(short stud walls between the floor and foundation of some houses) by using structural-grade plywood which, if needed, provides greater resistance to earthquakes.