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Home Community Local homeowners can get up to $3,000 for seismic retrofit

Local homeowners can get up to $3,000 for seismic retrofit

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Through Nov. 13, homeowners in Richmond and San Pablo can register for a grant of up to $3,000 to be used toward a code-compliant seismic retrofit to make their houses more resistant to earthquake damage.

Typical retrofits cost between $3,000 and $7,000, according to the City of Richmond.

It’s part of the state’s Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program to assist homeowners with securing their homes. The seismic retrofit involves bolting the house to its foundation and adding bracing around the perimeter of the crawl space.

“A typical retrofit may cost between $3,000 and $7,000 depending on the location and size of the house, contractor fees, and the amount of materials and work involved,” according to the the program website.

The EBB program is jointly administered by the California Earthquake Authority and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

For more information, visit www.EarthquakeBraceBolt.com.

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