The Homeowner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety contains many internet based resources. The purpose of this web page is to provide hyperlinks for homeowners interested in improving the earthquake safety of their homes. This web page is intended to provide a quick reference to such web sites and files. Below are hyperlinks to selected resources on the pages of the Homeowner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety.
The 2005 Edition of the Homeowner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety replaced the 2002 Edition (no longer available) effective July 1, 2005.
Publications for Further Reading:
- How You Can Strengthen Your Home for the Next Big Earthquake in the Los Angeles Area URL Update required: http://www.cert-la.com/BAS-How-You-Can-Strengthen-Your-Home.pdf
- Basic Retrofitting Blueprint by the International Code Council Chapters in the San Francisco Bay Area URL Update Required: eastbayicc.org/Plan%20Set%20Text%20with%20Diagram.pdf
- Earthquake Hazards and Wood Frame Houses, 46 pages, by the Center for Environmental Design, 390 Wurster Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 520-642-02896
- Seismic Retrofit Training
- Introduction to Earthquake Retrofitting, 80 pages, by the Building Education Center, 812 Page Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
- International Existing Building Code, by the International Code Council, This Code has requirements for retrofitting existing dwellings in Appendix Chapter 3 and for soft story apartments in Appendix Chapter 4.
- Consumer’s Guide to Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Services, by the Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, 2535 Capitol Oaks Dr. Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95833, Free Download
- Consumer’s Guide to Hiring an Architect, by California Board of Architectural Examiners, 2420 Del Paso Road, Suite 105, Sacramento, CA 95834, Free Download
- What You Should Know Before You Hire a Contractor, by Contractor’s State License Board, PO Box 26000, Sacramento, CA 95826, Free Download
- Bolt it Down! This video and reference guide demonstrates how to strengthen a one-story, raised-floor, wood-framed home against the potential damaging effects of an earthquake. You will learn how to inspect the crawl space underneath your house, identify the type of foundation, draw a floor plan, select the best method to attach your house to the foundation, brace walls, and choose the appropriate tools and materials. (25 minutes) URL Update Required:.iccsafe.org/dyn/prod/1050V9326.html