Earthquake Bracing Incorporated, EBI, (CA lic #1030502, FEMA-trained) participates in the Earthquake Brace & Bolt Program, EBB. We brace and bolt raised foundation homes to prevent them from sliding off their concrete foundations during earthquakes. A typical home can be completed in one day at NO COST to the homeowner other than the federal income tax on the $3000 EBB incentive. We also provide a form signed by the contractor and building inspector for a 5% discount on your homeowner’s insurance and a 20% – 50% discount on CEA Earthquake Insurance.
All work is completed in accordance with the California Existing Building Code Appendix Chapter A3 (LA Standard Plan Set 1), and retrofits comply with city and county guidelines.
We will handle the entire earthquake retrofit: from fulfilling EBB application requirements, to pulling the building permit, to providing the materials, to completing the retrofit work, and finally, to passing the building inspection.
What we do
We brace and bolt raised foundation homes to their concrete foundations. This includes bolting the wood floor framing to the concrete foundation and connecting the weak links between wood floor framing members using structural steel hardware. It may also include bracing the short wood walls, commonly called cripple walls, with plywood to increase their ability to withstand sideways motion and the resulting stress caused by an earthquake.
What do we do for our clients once there are accepted into the Earthquake Brace and Bolt program?
We completely handle the EBB application process and retrofit work from start to finish.
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We Have Retrofitted 450 HoMES for the earthquake brace and bolt program, EBB.
We are listed in the EBB Contractor Directory, CA contractors license number 1030502, and have successfully completed the FEMA training program.
The work ethic
Earthquake Bracing Incorporated, EBI
Workplace safety, along with quality work, are our highest priorities.
We are EM 385 1.1 Army Safety Certified, the highest safety standard in the world.
We also carry Workers Compensation Insurance, just in case.