New Program Helps Homeowners: "Brace + Bolt" for Earthquakes

Saturday, October 12, 2013

To help Bay Area homeowners protect their largest investment and loved ones, the California Residential Mitigation Program (CRMP) - a joint venture created by California Earthquake Authority and the California Governor"s Office of Emergency Services - is introducing a pilot retrofit program called Earthquake Brace + Bolt that would provide rebates for work to strengthen foundations of homes in the Rockridge and Temescal communities. The purpose of the program is to decrease the physical and financial damage of earthquakes on single-family residential homes in California that meet specific criteria.

A typical retrofit can cost between $2,000 and $10,000. Earthquake Brace + Bolt will pre-qualify homeowners whose homes meet the program"s criteria, then select the recipients of the rebate (up to $3,000) using a database that will generate a randomized selection of participants.

The application period for the Earthquake Brace + Bolt pilot program is limited; register October 7 through October 25. Visit www.earthquakebracebolt.com for more information.

Find additional information about the California Earthquake Authority at http://www.earthquakeauthority.com/CEAindex.aspx, or search: California Earthquake Authority.