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Oct 08

Get up to $3,000 to retrofit your home for earthquakes

Posted on October 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm by Clay Curtin

Sign up quickly for a chance at a $3,000 rebate for seismic upgrades to your home's foundation to lessen the potential of damage from earthquakes. 

Property owners must register online or by calling 877-232-4300 between October 9 and November 13, 2018. The program is open to owner-occupied single-family residences and small multifamily buildings (1-4 units) in Menlo Park and other eligible zip codes. Qualifying applicants will be entered into a lottery for the funding.

Incentives from the California Earthquake Brace Bolt Program help pay for seismic upgrades to houses most vulnerable to severe damage -- pre-1980, wood-framed houses with a raised foundations that may have unbraced "cripple walls," the short wood-framed wall surrounding the crawl space under the first floor. Bolting houses to their foundations and bracing the cripple walls helps prevent homes from sliding and collapsing during an earthquake.

Apply by November 13, 2018, for a chance at the $3,000 rebate and improve the safety of your home.