Latest Earthquakes in the USA

Earthquake Hazard Program, “Latest Earthquakes in the USA”, USGS.

What You Can Do

Bolt Sill Plate to Foundation

  • Bolt sill plate to foundation
  • Reinforce crawl space or “cripple” walls under floor joists
  • Connect rim joists to top plates with metal brackets1


1What You Can Do”, Structural Engineers Association of Northern California, 25
Jan 2007.

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