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Background Information SB 254 (Hertzberg)

Learn more about SB 254 (Hertzberg), the California Resilient Homes Initiative, using the following resources:

Fact Sheets

Earthquake Brace + Bolt Success Stories

Letters of Support​ 




What is a Brace + Bolt Retrofit?

A residential seismic retrofit strengthens an existing older house, making it more resistant to earthquake activity such as ground shaking and soil failure. The seismic retrofit involves bolting the house to its foundation and adding bracing around the perimeter of the crawl space.

Single-family Wood-frame Retrofit (CEA HRD)

Single-family Wood-frame Retrofit (CEA HRD)

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