Friday, February 22nd, 2019 by CJ Garcia
On Friday at approximately 11 a.m., a 3.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Oregon Coast, 9 miles east of Lincoln City.
According to data from the United States Geological Survey, multiple residents from Lincoln City to Salem felt tremors during the earthquake.
There’s no accurate way to predict exactly when a potential earthquake might occur. Homeowners who understand the threat of living in a seismically active region are taking proactive steps to prepare, including opting for earthquake insurance.
Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t qualify for earthquake insurance due to the age of their home. As homes get older, the expansive soil surrounding a home takes its toll on a foundation. Over time, older foundations are more prone to cracking and buckling, and that makes insurance companies less likely to insure a home against an earthquake.
However, with the proper retrofitting process, many homeowners will be able to secure their home to their foundation and obtain earthquake insurance. TerraFirma Foundation Systems has retrofitted hundreds of homes in Oregon and Washington.
Scheduling a free inspection of your home’s retrofitting needs is simple, and our experienced System Design Specialists will help you better understand your retrofitting options, and what you can do to protect the future of your home and family.