Los Angeles EBB Program Eligible Zip Codes2023-05-04T09:36:47-07:00
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Don’t miss this opportunity! We are offering our own Homeowner Incentive Program, in conjunction with the EBB Program!

Most small homes can be retrofitted for about $3,000, and we will wait to get paid by the EBB, so there will be no money coming out of your pocket, and retrofitting your house will be free for you! You don’t have to wait for the “Big One” to see if your home can withstand an earthquake. Call us to schedule a FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATE!

So, how does the EBB program work?

The EBB program operates across 395 Eligible Zip codes, many of which are in the Greater Los Angeles region. The eligible Zip codes are chosen based upon seismic risk and concentration of older homes.

To see if your home is in one of the eligible Zip codes that have opened up

Don’t delay – the EBB program is just waiting for eligible homeowners to complete an application! See if you are in an EBB Eligible Zip code area.

“Bolting houses to their foundations and bracing the crawl space walls can help Californians protect their families, their homes and their investments. We’re pleased to extend additional support to income-eligible homeowners to help cover up to 100% of the cost of a seismic retrofit, and we encourage all eligible homeowners in EBB ZIP Codes to apply for funding now.”

Janiele Maffei, chief mitigation officer of the California Earthquake Authority

The Earthquake Brace + Bolt Program

This state-funded program, called “Earthquake Brace + Bolt” (“EBB”) is now taking applications for a very limited time in EBB Eligible Zip code areas. The EBB application process is currently closed but expected to open again near the end of 2023 and will provide grants of up to $3,000 to thousands of homeowners to subsidize their cost of seismic retrofitting their homes!  Since the EBB was established back in 2013, it has provided more than 15,700 homeowners with grants to have their homes retrofitted.

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Moreover, homeowners with a household income at or below $72,080, can also qualify for additional, EBB Supplemental Grant For Low-Income Homeowners, that can potentially cover the full cost of seismic retrofitting.  This is just like getting your home earthquake retrofitted, and having the Government pay for it!


This means that you may be able to retrofit your home for FREE!

So, what’s our earthquake retrofitting process?

Weinstein Construction has been the leader in earthquake mitigation for the past 45 years, and have completed more than 7,000 jobs!   Weinstein Construction is an EBB approvedFEMA authorized, and FEMA trained contractor (in fact, we have been FEMA certified since 1994!). We are fully-qualified to participate in the EBB Program as earthquake brace and bolt contractors.

The first step of earthquake retrofitting is to get a thorough and accurate assessment of the condition of your structure and its foundation. To be effective, earthquake retrofitting must be done on a stable, well-maintained foundation.

Other Variables Considered  Include:

  • Poor original construction
  • The structure’s physical location (e.g., is it on a hillside? On a natural depression floor? Is it close to a lake, river, or drainage basin?)
  • The overall condition of the foundation and structure
  • The existence of un-repaired damage from past earthquakes, mudslides, landslides or other ground shifting events (e.g., uneven settling after a heavy rain which induces a ground shift).

Have More Questions?

Read some of our frequently asked questions and past customer reviews

What is retrofitting?2023-11-06T07:31:57-08:00

Simply stated, it’s a process that ties a home together. It increase the resistance to earthquake damage and decreases the risk of injury. In short, it significantly strengthens the house.

Is it expensive to have my home earthquake retrofitted?2021-09-23T18:57:10-07:00

Do you drive your car without insurance? If not, why would you live in a home that hasn’t been earthquake retrofitted? We can say with certainty that it is much more affordable to retrofit your home against earthquakes, than it is to repair your home after it is damaged in an earthquake! The standard earthquake retrofitting job may cost a few thousand dollars, but the damage from a single earthquake can easily cost more than 10 times that amount. Moreover, in some circumstances, the extent of earthquake damage may be so severe and extensive that the property is not repairable, forcing the home owner to either rebuild the home from scratch or purchase and move into a new home. And so the question is, how can you put a cost on sleeping better at night, knowing that you and your family are safe? Of course such peace of mind is priceless! And don’t forget that you might even receive a discount on your homeowner’s insurance premiums!

Are there different options and prices that I can choose from?2023-11-16T06:26:18-08:00

Yes, of course. There are a variety of options from you to choose from, all at various prices points that most homeowners can afford. Weinstein Construction professionals can come to your home as soon as the next day for a free, no-obligation inspection and consultation. From there, we will give you as many different choices and prices to choose as are available, based upon the condition of your house and the amount of work we will need to do to make your home safer. No matter what services you need and what kind of budget you are on, we will have the right solution for you!

Do I need a permit for this service?2021-09-02T19:33:31-07:00

Yes. You will need a permit for most earthquake retrofitting services. However, Weinstein Construction professionals will take care of the entire permitting process for you (unless of course, you would like to do it on your own). In most cases, home owners want us to make sure that all of the right permits are pulled correctly for the job we do.

How do I know if my home needs earthquake retrofitting?2023-11-16T06:25:30-08:00

If you home was built before the 1970s, then you may very well need earthquake retrofitting. Proper earthquake retrofitting in the greater Los Angeles area was not a standard practice for most homes built before the 1970s. Moreover, even if your home was retrofitted in some fashion in the 1970s, or was even built after the 1970s, there’s still a substantial chance that your home will need additional support. Why take the chance? Call Weinstein Construction professionals for a free, no-obligation assessment of your home’s needs. The next “Big One” can strike anytime, and you need to make sure that your home and family are as safe as they can possibly be. Remember, when we talk about earthquakes, it’s not “if” the next “Big One” hits, it’s “when” it hits…

How long does it take to get the job done?2021-09-02T19:42:52-07:00

Typically, your home will have protection in 1-3 days. Having said that, much depends on your home’s condition and what needs to be accomplished. This type of a job typically does not take a very long time to complete, and it will do so much good for your home. Don’t delay or take a chance that an earthquake will damage your home – call Weinstein Construction today for a free, no-obligation consultation!

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