The process for bolting your home back down to your foundation is critical in Tulsa, Oklahoma – particularly with the incredibly dangerous and devastating weather systems and natural disasters we have to contend with annually.
Homes are traditionally bolted down to their foundation as they are constructed, but like everything else man-made overtime these secure points can degrade and degenerate to a point where they are no longer as effective as they were in the past. This is when things really start to get dangerous.
Because it’s almost impossible to check house bolting all on your own, and because these bolts are hidden behind all kinds of other construction materials, homeowners usually only ever learn too late that their home isn’t as safe or as secure as it could have been – as it should have been – because of a house bolting situation.
We see this all the time in Oklahoma when storms and tornadoes ripped through our communities, pulling up houses left and right – but also seemingly leaving some homes in pristine condition, even if there is devastation all around them.
These are the kinds of homes that almost always have relatively new house bolting in place, either from brand-new construction or from services like the ones that we provide.
Should you choose to take advantage of our house bolting services our professional experts will arrive to first diagnose currently existing bolting (if it is there to begin with) as well as to draw up a proper plan of action to secure your home to your foundation before we get started.
You’d be amazed at the amount of homes throughout Oklahoma (especially here in Tulsa) that do not have any bolting in place. Up until the 1950s bolting wasn’t even really considered, and it wasn’t a part of most municipal building codes until even more recently than that.
In our years of foundation repair work we’ve also discovered more than a few modern homes that have some bolting in place, but much of it is insufficient and certainly isn’t taking advantage of the modern technology and engineering solutions we have available today.
Thankfully though, any home – and we mean any home – in our Tulsa community can be properly retrofit with proper bolting solutions to protect you and your loved ones from all kinds of weather conditions and natural disasters Mother Nature can conjure.
Our house bolting solutions work just as well against strong wind and tornadoes as they do against earthquakes and seismic activity, giving you a lot of extra security knowing that your home isn’t going to separate from your foundation easily in the event things outside get really nasty.
We also provide cripple wall bracing, hold down brackets solutions, foundation plates and bolts for all kinds of foundation construction approaches/materials, and a variety of other new engineering options that will lock down and secure your home to your foundation quickly, efficiently, and permanently.
To learn more about how we may be able to help you in these areas, contact us at your earliest convenience to schedule a free consultation and inspection.