A-FFIX and COVID-19

Greetings from the A-FFIX Retrofit bunker as we reopen for work.  

 

The governor has authorized us to return to work with proper precautions and appropriate social distancing.  

Our construction team will begin work this week and we will be putting in place the strong work protocols needed to insure job and worker safety.  We know everyone has not been released, but of all jobs, earthquake retrofit has got to be one of the safest in terms of worker and client relationship and distancing.  

We will begin doing home inspections as soon as May 5th unless the general stay-at-home order is extended.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as, together, we have endured this time of mandatory sheltered isolation. 

Continue to stay healthy and safe!

Bruce

 

EARTHQUAKE RETROFIT

Protect your house from serious earthquake damage with retrofit.

FASTENING

Preserve possessions and appliances with Worksafe straps, latches, and mats.

AUTOMATIC GAS

SHUT-OFF VALVE

Provide greater security for your home with an automatic gas shut-off valve.

PREPAREDNESS

A-FFIX offers a variety of services to help prepare you for an earthquake. 

 

THE ABC'S OF EARTHQUAKE RETROFIT

ANCHOR

Steel bolts or special foundation plates are used to connect the sill plate to the foundation. 

BRACE

Sheets of half-inch 5-ply CDX plywood are nailed along the pony wall with a special nailing pattern to increase shear (horizontal) strength. 

CLIP/CONNECT

If the joists are lacking a rim joist, they are added so that the floor framing can be attached to the pony wall.

ABOUT

A-FFIX LLC

A-FFIX LLC is a Seattle-based earthquake retrofit contractor specializing in home earthquake retrofit and seismic preparedness.

 

We pride ourselves on being the most experienced, most knowledgeable earthquake retrofitter in the region, with the highest commitment to quality and customer security.

 

  • Founded in 1999 -- twenty years in the business.

  • Experienced with all kinds of homes, small commercial buildings, and foundations.

  • Trusted in the community – awarded by City of Seattle, educator for Seattle Emergency Management, Phinney Ridge Community Center & others.

As a small family business, A-FFIX LLC puts customers and quality first.  All jobs are overseen by founder Bruce Schoonmaker and foreman Martin Schoonmaker.

 

A-FFIX LLC is insured, bonded, and licensed in the state of Washington under license number AFFIXL*015KS

Follow this link to view Bruce Schoonmaker's instructional videos on Retrofit and Preparedness topics. 

 
 

IS YOUR HOME AT RISK?

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

“A-FFIX was a pleasure to work with from start to finish.

 

All of their employees were knowledgeable, friendly, and kept us informed about what they were doing.”  

 

 

TRUSTED PARTNERS & RESOURCES

 

CONTACT

QUESTIONS

For any inquiries, questions or comments, please call: 206-284-6226 or fill out the following form below.

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A-FFIX LLC is a Seattle-based Earthquake Retrofit Contractor specializing in home earthquake retrofit and seismic 

preparedness serving the Puget Sound region including Bainbridge and Vashon Islands, since 1999. 

 

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