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Earthquake Retrofitting for Homeowners and Do It Yourselfers
Sat, April 15, 2017, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM PDT
If your home has not been bolted and reinforced the next major earthquake could cost you $25,000 to $50,000 or eve more. Engineer David Helfant and Retrofit Contractor James Gillett will explain the fundamentals of how to strengthen your foundation and wood frame home. With over 35 years of steady hands on experience James will share his knowledge of how to install various bolts such as epoxy set and wedge where they work best along with cost effective framing practices. There is a slide show and books/ literature as part of this class. David Helfant has taught at UC Davis, UC Berkeley, and at Call State Hayward.
Save money with the most proven materials and framing ideas. The location is just West of San Pablo on the Emeryville border. Bring a jacket for cooler weather for the outdoor shop area too.
You can not find this much experience in retrofit work anywhere.