Q: Earthquakes and houses - how old before you should worry about a house?
If you are buying a house in California (or anywhere geologically active), is there a certain age of house that you should be more or less worried about? For instance, is a house built in the 70s okay, but a house built in the 50s is not. Also, what needs to happen if a house is deemed unsafe for earthquakes. Can you retrofit? What does that cost? What does that entail? Thanks for your help. ...My wife is from the East Coast and is very concerned about earthquake safety. ...As we should all be, I guess.
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