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Earthquake-proof house

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Even though I understand the concept in general, I am not able to explain the construction part in detail. I asked this to be addressed in the blog, and the answers are coming soon.

While we are waiting for that, do any of you have any great ideas how to build an earthquake-proof house?

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One of the ways to build a home more resistant to earthquakes is to use the "base isolation" technology.
This is when the structure is detached from the foundation and the layer between them is done with a more flexible material like a mixture of rubber and steel. When an earthquake happens and the ground shakes, because of the isolation bearings the building stays in place or moves only slightly.

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I want to share a very simple way to improve earthquake-proof properties of the house. Attach drywall and plywood/OSB with glue in addition to screws. Makes house so much stronger.

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