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It is no secret that the San Francisco Bay Area has frequent earthquakes. Will your home still be intact after the next earthquake?

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Bolt down before the “Big One” hits

It’s no longer a question of “if” but “when.” California’s ‘Big One’ IS going to happen. And when it does, it’s going to put your home’s foundation to the test. Are you confident that your home is strong enough to absorb the earthquake’s energy?

Fortunately. there are now advances in structural engineering that, if installed, could better equip your home to withstand an earthquake. Most existing homes were constructed years ago, before these structural advances were in existence. And you should consider Ryno Builds to perform a structural evaluation immediately.

Why Choose Ryno Builds?

We treat every client of ours like family. And our family wants to ensure that your family and home is protected. The average price of a home in California is $400,000 and, in the event of an earthquake,  an insurance claim can come with a deductible of about 10 to 15 percent of the homes value. And that’s IF you even have earthquake insurance.

We are not advocating for a seismic retrofit in lieu of insurance however, we are advocating for your best interests and offering a solution that will give you peace of mind and not break the bank.

Popular Questions

While there is no such thing as a standard cost for earthquake retrofitting a home, the average price is usually about 1 to 3 percent of the home’s cost. Larger homes, those built on hillsides, and those with basements or rooms over garages will typically cost more to retrofit and may even cost $10,000 or more.

Of the many retrofits we have completed, the average cost has been between $4,000 to $6,000.

The average time for a complete retrofit is one week. Larger homes or homes where there is need to open and re-close finished walls for work access will take longer. It is rare to have a retrofit project take more than two weeks.