How do I identify and fix weaknesses in the structure of my building?
Buildings are designed to withstand the downward pull of gravity, yet earthquakes shake a building in all directions – up and down, but most of all, sideways. There are several common issues that can limit a building's ability to withstand this sideways shaking.
- Identify your Building's Potential Weaknesses and Begin to fix Them.
This is a link to Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country.
Reconstruction and Replacement of Earthquake Damaged Masonry Chimneys
A comprehensive 17-page PDF booklet that examines techniques for securing masonry chimneys against the threats of an earthquake.
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