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Retrofit Workshop

Retrofit Workshop

 This popular workshop series, provided to homeowners on a quarterly basis, reviews common residential construction weaknesses and introduces basic retrofit techniques that can significantly improve a home's performance in earthquakes. The workshop is offered through the City's Building and Safety Services Division and consists of four 2-hour classroom sessions. By the final work session, the homeowner will have completed a plan set to bolt and brace their home to its foundation.

Fee/Cost:

      • Residents: $30/single, $35/couple
      • Non-Residents: $50/single, $60/couple

Our next workshop is:

      • Dates: TBD-2018

        THURSDAY

        TUESDAY

        THURSDAY

        TUESDAY

        TBD-2018

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        (This is a four-day course)
           
      • Time: 6:00- 8:00pm
      • Where:
        • South Office Conference Room
        • 999 E. 14th Street
        • City Hall Plaza, south of the Police Department, behind the California Conservatory Theatre

    To Register: 
                Please mail in the completed registration form  (New Dates TBD-2018) and appropriate fees to:

    Division of Building & Safety
    Seismic Retrofit Workshop
    835 E. 14th Street
    San Leandro, CA  94577

    ** To be placed on the wait list for future classes, please email Kathy Switzer with the following information:

          • Name
          • Address
          • Phone Number
          • Email Address

    For more information, please call (510) 577-3405

     

    Money Available to Seismically Retrofit Your House!!

    City of San Leandro Announces Seismic Retrofit Incentive Program

    Homeowners Eligible to Receive up to $3,000 Towards Seismic Retrofit Work

    The San Leandro City Council announced that for the third year in a row, San Leandro homeowners are eligible to receive as much as $3,000 to help strengthen their homes in the event of a major earthquake. Qualified homeowners in the 94577, 94578 and 94579 zip codes can now apply for the Earthquake Brace + Bolt program from January 25 thru February 27, 2017 registration deadline via www.earthquakebracebolt.com.  Participating homeowners will be selected by a random drawing. All qualifying homeowners who registered will either be selected to participate or put on a wait list. In 2016, 114 lucky San Leandro homeowners were awarded up to $3,000 to retrofit their homes. UPDATE-FOR FUTURE INCENTIVE PROGRAMS, PLEASE SIGN UP WITH www.earthquakebracebolt.com TO RECEIVE THEIR NEWSLETTER .

    The houses must meet certain criteria, including being built on a level or low-slope site and sit on a raised foundation with a four-foot (or less) cripple wall under the first floor.  Qualifying dwellings are typically pre-1979 houses that aren’t bolted to their foundations, are built atop a crawl space and have unbraced “cripple walls” surrounding that crawl space.

     About the Program

    The Brace + Bolt Program is funded through the California Residential Mitigation Program (CRMP) and offers financial incentives to help California homeowners retrofit their houses to reduce potential damage from earthquakes. A residential seismic retrofit makes a house more resistant to earthquake activity such as ground shaking and soil failure by bolting the house to its foundation and adding bracing around the perimeter of the crawl space.