Worried About Earthquakes? Major Discount On Bolting
Let's face it, we live in earthquake country and while we haven't had a major one in some time, history says we eventually will. The bolting of a house is when the structure of the home is physically "bolted" to the foundation, something that was not done on houses prior to WWII.
Bolting marries the house to the foundation preventing it from shifting off the foundation during a shaker.
The cost of bolting isn't cheap, but if foundation work is already needed (do your doors not shut properly, can you feel a dip in the floor? Then yes, you need to have the foundation looked at) it could be a way to kill two birds with one stone as you fix/upgrade your home and increase its value in doing so.
The California State Earthquake Bolt and Brace (EBB) Program is a way to help offset costs. The $3,000 credit is available to homes in 91104 (other zips available too).
Go to EarthquakeBraceBolt.com for more info on how to apply. Application window runs from January 23rd to February 23rd. Mark your calendars today.
Michael Robleto is a REALTOR® with Pasadena based Podley Properties. His analytical and open approach to sales has served his clients well in his twenty years of sales. Michael brings a modern data and technology driven approach to real estate while focusing on the historic architecture of Bungalow Heaven. For Sellers or Buyers Agent representation he can be contacted directly.