So, what can you do to protect yourself, your home or business and its contents from earthquakes? This guide contains information to help you better understand the areas of your home or business that are more vulnerable to earthquake damage and offers solutions to minimize the risk of property losses. Key topics covered include:
- The relationship between your home or business and an earthquake;
- Key areas of your home or business that are especially susceptible to damage;
- Ways you can reduce damage to your home or business and belongings; and,
- What you can do to protect yourself and your family.
The information and suggestions presented in this brochure range from simple weekend tasks that require basic carpentry skills to involved projects that may require professional assistance. Before starting on any activity, make sure you are comfortable with the required skill level. If you are uncertain, contact a professional engineer, architect or building contractor.