A-FFIX EARTHQUAKE RETROFIT CONTRACTOR

PREPARE

TO BE

SHAKEN!

AFFIX Earthquake Retrofit Contractor

A-FFIX and COVID-19

As our area returns to a distanced and "wary normal" social situation, know that A-FFIX Retrofit has been navigating the issues of earthquake retrofit in this new construction environment since the beginning of the Phase 1 reopening in late April. The construction team closely follows jobsite protocols put in place to protect crew members and homeowners having vital retrofit work done.

Home inspections are being done with respect for the social distancing required for safety.  We do feel that on-site inspections are important to adequately understand the building details of each home to give the best protection available. Virtual inspections are not adequate!

 

The last few months have underscored how important our homes are to our safety and well-being. A major earthquake in the time of COVID-19 could be a disaster of unimaginable proportions for anyone losing access to their home because of structural damage.

We urge everyone to use this time to secure their homes!

Bruce Schoonmaker, Head & Founder of A-FFIX LLC Retrofit

 

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 ABCS OF EARTHQUAKE RETROFIT

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ANCHOR

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

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BRACE

Sheets of plywood are nailed along the structure to increase shear (horizontal) strength. 

CLIP/CONNECT

Flooring elements are connected and reinforced.

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. 

 

1999

777

and counting

2331

and counting

Year Established
Homes
Retrofitted
 
Happy
Customers
 

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.”  

 

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT PREPAREDNESS

 

CONTACT US

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CONTACT US

a-ffix@earthquakeprepared.com

Telephone: 206-284-6226

WA STATE LICENSE: 
AFFIXL*015KS

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. 

Schedule a home inspection now! Call 206-284-6226