With the wave of earthquakes that struck the Wasatch front in Spring of 2020, many Utahns have been forced to put disaster proofing their house at the top of their home update to-do list. But this doesn’t have to mean that you have to put off some of the more fun projects – there is a way to take on some of your planned updates and factor disaster proofing into it.
Take the example of finally upgrading your linoleum floor with the hardwood of your dreams. By partnering with the right professionals, you can replace your floors and improve the foundation and structure of your home. When planning your budget, you need to put the foundation and quality of materials at the top of your list to avoid the need for costly rework down the line, and avoid damage when the next earthquake hits.
Here is what to look for in the planning phase of your project to make sure you’re making structure your #1 priority:
- Sustainability of materials used
- Considerations taken about the location of your home and project
- Working with the existing plumbing and electrical structures in your home