Inspection Services

Since 1999 Earthquake Tech has inspected thousands of homes and installed hundreds of seismic retrofits in Oregon & Washington.

Seismic Retrofit Inspection Services

We can verify if someone else’s work has been installed correctly and provide a summary report that will qualify the home for earthquake insurance.

The following is included with our seismic retrofit inspection services:

  • On-site inspection of a single family home to verify an existing seismic retrofit installation.
  • A written report will be provided after the inspection.
  • Pictures of the retrofit will be included with the report.
  • Consultation with the homeowner regarding the existing retrofit for other seismic upgrades that we offer.

Oregon Earthquake Insurance

Since many homeowners’ biggest investment is their home, earthquake insurance is one way to help protect your investment. In order to quality for earthquake insurance most insurance companies will require that your home be seismically retrofitted to the foundation. The following is included with our earthquake retrofit inspection services:

  • On-site inspection of a single family home to verify an existing seismic retrofit installation.
  • A written report will be provided after the inspection.
  • Pictures of the retrofit will be included with the report.
  • Consultation with the homeowner regarding the existing retrofit for other seismic upgrades that we offer.

Real Estate Seismic Inspection Services

The following is included with our real estate seismic inspection services:

  1. Meet real estate agent on site for inspection of up to ninety minutes as needed*.
  2. Inspect issues of concern and provide written report following the inspection.
  3. Pictures can be included with the report if requested before the inspection.
  4. Provide written quote for seismic retrofit upgrades after consultation with real estate agent or buyer when requested.

*Note – The standard inspection fee is $249.00 for a single-family home. On the rare occasion an inspection requires more than ninety minutes, we will charge an additional $65/hour. Earthquake Tech will provide a $100 credit for orders over $1,000 if placed within three months of the inspection.

All our crew is certified by Hilti to professionally and accurately install Hilti anchors. These anchors, which include several varieties, are the highest quality products we’ve found to support heavy, dynamic loads, such as seismic and shock loads.