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Other stories by John Scoggins

  • Tying Down the House

    Properly installed, metal framing connectors provide good protection from earthquakes and hurricane damage. A field supervisor for a California construction company takes a step-by-step look at how to lay out and install common types of hold-down hardware.

  • Seismic Support for Old Foundations

    Strengthening old foundations against earthquake damage requires hardware, tools, and techniques that work well in tight quarters. Here’s how one California builder does it.