Has anyone done earthquake retrofitting for a house NEWER than 1980? I know it’s a must-do for houses OLDER than 1980. But my house was built in 1988, so it’s not required.

Several contractors provided estimates, in the $40k-$50k range, which seems like a lot of $$$.

Apparently our house has bolts but not enough and not the right kind, plus it needs joist blocking and shear paneling. All to meet codes put in place after our house was built.

Just curious if others have done this.

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I’m interested in this now that I read your post

Have you had an architectural review? If not, might be worth it. They might also have a couple recommendations so you can get a couple more bids.

The contractors were engineers. Is that the same as an architectural review? Their estimate was free.

What did you end up doing OP? I live in a house built in the 60s and I’m looking into this thanks to your post!!

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