2016 and 2017 ENERGY STAR Contractor of the Year. Based in Portland and Bend, GreenSavers is a national leader in home energy efficiency. Get a home energy audit or estimate for insulation, windows, furnace, air conditioner, ductless heat pump, water heater, seismic or solar system.
 

SEISMIC RETROFIT
Portland, Oregon

 

cALL PDX: 503.223.8767

CALL BEND: 541.330.8767

 
 
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It's time to get earthquake ready in Portland

 
 

 
 

What does it take to prepare for an earthquake? Find out with a seismic inspection of your gas lines, sheer walls, water heater, and foundation, including connections between your home and foundation, support beams and footings. What you get is a full breakdown of options and costs for gas shutoff valves, foundation bolting, and water heater strapping for your Portland home.

 
 
 
 
 

If you have questions about earthquake preparedness...

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What does a seismic retrofit include?

 

 
 

Consistent with the City of Portland's prescriptive path for Residential Seismic Strengthening, our seismic retrofits include automatic gas shutoff valves, foundation bolting and bracing, as well as water heater strapping. Learn more:

 
 

GAS SHUTOFF VALVE

GAS SHUTOFF VALVE


In the event of a major earthquake, your gas line could snap, spewing gas into your home and increasing the risk of an explosion. That’s why GreenSavers installs automatic gas shutoff valves. The valve connects to your gas meter and responds to seismic activity by stopping the flow of gas to your home.

FOUNDATION BOLTING

FOUNDATION BOLTING


Wood-frame houses generally fare well in earthquakes. But of Portland’s estimated 152,000 single-family homes, 70% were built before the first seismic code in 1978. That means they're probably not bolted to their foundations and could rattle off, leaving them uninhabitable.

GreenSavers adds bolts to improve the connections between your wood framing and concrete foundation. Bolts are driven through the sill or sill plate, which refers to the piece of wood that lies flat on top of your foundation. You may have no existing bolts, or the existing bolts may be either weakened or too far apart to provide enough resistance to withstand an earthquake.

WATER HEATER STRAPPING

WATER HEATER STRAPPING


Fresh water after a disaster may be as close as your water heater – if it is still standing. Water heaters can topple over during an earthquake causing broken water lines and flooding or broken gas lines and gas leaks. GreenSavers will securely anchor your water heater to wall studs or masonry.

 
 

GreenSavers takes care of the design, drawings, and permitting to make sure your project is up-to-code. With proper permitting, you can add earthquake insurance to your home insurance policy.  

 

Scheduling a seismic estimate in Portland

 

To schedule a free seismic estimate, please call us in Portland (503.223.8767) or schedule online:
 
 
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The estimate includes a full seismic inspection of your gas lines, sheer walls, water heater, and foundation. You get a detailed breakdown of options and costs for gas shutoff valves, foundation bolting, and water heater strapping for your home in Portland.

 
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Why choose GreenSavers for your seismic retrofit

 

 
 

Our mission is to improve lives, inspire our team, and serve our communities by building in a better, more holistic way. Taking our mission to heart, we earned the 2016 and 2017 ENERGY STAR Contractor of the Year Award from US EPA and DOE. The award recognizes our professionalism and customer service.

 
 

Clients choose us for peace of mind. GreenSavers has more building science expertise than any other home performance contractor in the Pacific Northwest. With 13 team members certified by the Building Performance Institute, we guarantee that your seismic retrofit will perform as promised.

 

 

Did we mention that you get a 100% satisfaction guarantee? GreenSavers has the highest rating from Energy Trust of Oregon - 3 out of 3 stars - for customer service and quality performance. At no extra charge, we handle the paperwork needed to permit your seismic retrofit with the City of Portland.