Get help retrofitting your Los Angeles home for earthquakes

Retrofitting your home for earthquakes can be an extensive - and expensive - process. It's estimated it can cost around $2,000 up to $10,000. If your home was built before 1979, your foundation may be compromised in an earthquake. Some of the other elements for meeting state building code requirements include:

  • Your home is built on a level or low slope site (common in Northeast Los Angeles)
  • Is constructed with a four-foot (or less) cripple wall under the first floor
  • Has a raised foundation.

With these in mind, you can apply to receive up to $3,000 to help strengthen your foundation through the Earthquake Brace + Bolt fund. The Los Angeles ZIP codes qualified to apply include 90026, 90031, 90039, 90041, 90042 and 90065.

The deadline is Sunday, February 15 to apply for the program - click here for more information and how to register.

Not sure how to navigate the process? We can help!