Seismic, or earthquake, retrofitting is an extremely important preventive measure for us here in the Pacific Northwest. The Home Retrofit Program is an initiative co-sponsored by the City of Seattle and Seattle Project Impact. It provides a prescriptive plan set for wood-frame residential buildings.
It also may be possible to obtain earthquake insurance after your home has been properly retrofitted. You should contact your insurance company for additional information and clarification.
Please contact Pathway if you would like a retrofit evaluation of your home.