Is Your House Vulnerable?

Do You Need a Seismic Retrofit?

Most Californians live within 30 miles of an active earthquake fault. And certain types of older houses—including those built on a raised foundation, those with a living space above a garage, and those on a post and pier foundation, are more vulnerable to damage from an earthquake. Learn more about structural risks and how to strengthen your house to protect you and your family. 

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Retrofit Q&As

What is a Seismic Retrofit?

If your home was built before 1980, it may be more vulnerable to earthquake damage. A retrofit, sometimes called a seismic retrofit, involves strengthening your house to make it more resistant to earthquakes. Completing a retrofit reduces damage, improves personal safety for you and your family, and protects financial security as well. Get prepared and worry less. Build a stronger tomorrow by strengthening your house today. Discover more details about retrofitting with our FAQs.  

Retrofit FAQs

If your home was built before 1980, it may be more vulnerable to earthquake damage. A retrofit, sometimes called a seismic retrofit, involves strengthening your house to make it more resistant to earthquakes. Completing a retrofit reduces damage, improves personal safety for you and your family, and protects financial security as well. Get prepared and worry less. Build a stronger tomorrow by strengthening your house today. Discover more details about retrofitting with our FAQs.  
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Earthquake Risk in California
Be Prepared

We all know California is earthquake country. In fact, there is a 99% chance that a major earthquake will strike California within the next 30 years. Learn to be safe, such as how to create an emergency plan and kit for your family, and how to react during an earthquake. And, find contractors and retrofit guidelines to help you get started in strengthening your home against earthquakes.

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Meet Your Partners in Home Preparedness

Formed in August 2011, the California Residential Mitigation Program (CRMP) was established to help California homeowners who wish to complete seismic retrofits of their houses. Our goal is to provide seismic retrofit grants to select homeowners, and information on seismic retrofitting to all, to help create a stronger and more resilient California.

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