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Hurriquake – Disaster Resistant Nails

Hurriquake – Disaster Resistant Nails

The winner of Popular Science’s “Innovation of the Year” is the Hurriquake Nail. These nails feature a larger head, shear shank, and deeper rings which Hurriquake claims to increase nail retention by up to 50%. If you live in an area with regular hurricanes or high-wind storms or you are […]

Seismic Retrofit a Historic Building

Seismic Retrofit a Historic Building

When retrofitting an old home to be more earthquake resistant there are many sensitive issues to consider. The Old House Journal goes into great detail on how to retrofit your home safely and with minimal damage to it’s historical pedigree. Begin with these three principles: * Historic materials should be […]