Spirit Bay homes are designed to withstand even extreme earthquakes. Here’s how.
The homes at Spirit Bay are built to the highest standards. That includes designing them to be earthquake-resistant.
In this video, Jonathan Reiter, Principal of Skyline Engineering, takes us through a Spirit Bay home to describe exactly what that entails. He shows us the mechanical anchors and straps that turn ordinary walls into earthquake ‘shear’ walls, and outlines how the forces of an earthquake are transferred from the walls directly into the foundation.
Like much of the West Coast, Spirit Bay lies near a fault line, so earthquake protection is a must. Our homes are built to the latest code requirements, incorporating the latest design and engineering to ensure that they protect residents from harm – even in the event of a ‘one-in-500-year’ earthquake scenario.
It’s just one more way Spirit Bay stands alone in new home construction.