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Homeowner Resources

The following resources are available to help you with your Earthquake Brace + Bolt retrofit.

EBB Program ZIP Codes

The EBB program is available in certain areas of California that are at high risk for earthquakes. Search the EBB ZIP Codes to see if your house is in an EBB ZIP Code, and learn more about how ZIP Codes are chosen for the program.

Search Qualified ZIP Codes

Find a Contractor or Design Professional

If you choose to hire a contractor to do your retrofit, you must hire someone from EBB's Contractor Directory. If you need to hire a Design Professional to create custom plans for your retrofit, you can search EBB's Design Professional Directory for a design professional near you.

Find a Contractor or Design Pro

Permit & Building Department Info

Need more information about getting a building permit for your retrofit? Find the building department nearest you.

Find Your Building Department

Do It Yourself Tips

If you are a homeowner who is an experienced "do-it-yourselfer," you can do the retrofit as an owner-builder. You become the general contractor for your project and assume responsibility for the overall job. Learn what you need to know before deciding to do your own retrofit.

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Financial Assistance Options

Depending on where you live, there may be financial assistance available to help pay for a seismic retrofit.

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EBB Program Glossary

We've gathered the most common EBB program and seismic retrofit terms and their definitions into a glossary. Learn more about EBB and the brace and bolt retrofit.

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Read answers to the most common questions we get about the EBB program.

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