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Earthquake hazards

2008-12-11 16:52:39.454697+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Among the projects slated for the house are making sure that my foundation anchors are up to snuff, and putting bracing on our one cripple wall. We just switched insurance companies, for customer service reasons, but The Pacific Select Property Insurance page on bracing your cripple walls and how to bolt your foundation sure makes me think highly of them as a company.

In looking at The Association of Bay Area Governments Earthquake Shaking Hazard Maps, I notice that our house is right on the border between the green "VI-Moderate" and the red "VIII-Very Strong", so I've got my fingers crossed... At least we're not on one of the few borders between "VI-Moderate" and "IX-Violent".

[ related topics: Bay Area Earthquake Maps and Mapping Real Estate ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2008-12-13 08:42:01.548505+00 by: Dave Goodman

Sure you want to use the term "snuff" with regards to your foundation anchors? :)

#Comment Re: made: 2008-12-13 14:55:42.329832+00 by: Dan Lyke

You gonna tell me what I can and can't store in my crawl space? Giggle.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-12-13 16:22:54.404556+00 by: JT

What you and Jeffrey Dahmer do in your spare time with your respective crawlspaces is entirely your business.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-12-13 16:31:36.918904+00 by: markd

"People are like a box of chocolates. yum!" -- Forrest Dahmer