A-FFIX 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 job site 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 time of COVID-19 could be a disaster of unimaginable proportion for anyone losing access to their home because of structural damage.
We urge everyone to use this time to secure their homes!
THE ABC'S OF EARTHQUAKE RETROFIT
Steel bolts or special foundation plates are used to connect the sill plate to the foundation.
Sheets of half-inch 5-ply CDX plywood are nailed along the pony wall with a special nailing pattern to increase shear (horizontal) strength.
If the joists are lacking a rim joist, they are added so that the floor framing can be attached to the pony wall.
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.
For any inquiries, questions or comments, please call: 206-284-6226 or fill out the following form below.
WA STATE LICENSE:
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.