Tips on How to Earthquake-Proof Your Garage
July 27, 2022
You will never know when natural calamities will occur. Not that we are waiting for them to happen, but it is important to make sure that you are ready for the worst scenarios before they even wreak havoc. The first step to lessen the disaster risk is to have your home inspected. Structural problems may be present, which could make your home more vulnerable to damage. And in most cases, if your home is built before the year 2000, there is a greater chance that the structure is not up to par with the current seismic building standards. Homes that are not properly retrofitted by a professional would suffer the most post-earthquake. The home will be unlivable and would cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars for it to be repaired if it can be repaired at all. Others may have earthquake-proof homes, but the garage may be a different story. Many homeowners treat the garage as an unofficial part of the livable home so standards may be different. However, homeowners use the garage to store their vehicles and other important items. So, it is time to form a different way of thinking when it comes to garage safety. Here are some ways to bring your house to current standards and be earthquake-resistant.