Retrofitting Post-and-Pier Type Houses


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Retrofitting Post-and-Pier Type Houses

Why Do Earthquakes Damage These Houses?

Typical Post-and-Pier House

Braced Posts

Plan View: Partial Perimeter Foundation System

Hold-Down Anchors Are Needed

New Metal Strap Reinforcement

Girder Connection to New Foundation Stem Wall

PPT Slide

Strap for Joist Splice

Strap for Plate Splice


Partial Perimeter Retrofits Require Attention to Detail

Author: Lee-Ann Lyons


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