Seismic Retrofit of At-Risk Property Credit

Don't wait any longer, protect your property and those living in it.

bracing & bolting

Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB)
was developed to help homeowners lessen the potential for damage to their houses during an earthquake

Why is it important that we are EBB CERTIFIED?

Licensed contractors educated in seismic retrofits are the backbone of EBB’s success. They can help their clients protect their houses and they gain valuable skills to better accomplish the job. Contractors experienced in seismic retrofitting, specifically with California Existing Building Code (CEBC) Chapter A3, 2010 Edition, are sought after for this work do to their capabilities, experience and track-record.

How does it work?

EBB is limited to funding residential retrofit expenses in the crawl space that:

  • Bolt: add anchor bolts and sill plates in the crawl space to help keep the house from sliding.
  • Brace: strengthen the cripple walls in the crawl space to keep the house from toppling off of the foundation.
  • Strap & Brace the Water Heater: to reduce the likelihood of water and fire damage.

We make it easy for you...

Our team of experts know how to make is fast, efficient and top-notch.


It’s our job to make sure you get all the permits and that the paperwork is up to standard.


By now you should have already been approved, but if you're not we have in-house financing and we can also help you get approved for next year's incentive funds.

*EBB offers homeowners up to $3,000 in incentive funds towards seismic retrofits. Owners of houses in program ZIP Codes with house characteristics suitable for this type of retrofit in accordance with California Existing Building Code Appendix Chapter A3 (Chapter A3) are eligible for an incentive to help pay costs associated with the retrofit of their houses.