While some of the disasters can be prevented, there is no permanent solution for few them especially the natural disasters. One can only take precautions or certain measures to avoid natural Disasters can occur at any place and anytime whether it is due to some accident or some natural disasters. Often it is seen that the places where a volcano resides are earthquake prone areas. But there are few geographical areas where an earthquake may occur out of nowhere and ruin the very infrastructure of that place. So in order to avoid any damage to the buildings and structures, humans have developed a procedure that aids the people in somewhat protecting their houses and buildings against the earthquake.
About Earthquake Retrofit
Earthquake Retrofit or Seismic Retrofit is the procedure that helps in strengthening the foundation of a building. Due to earthquakes, the very foundation of the structures gets weak which leads to soil failure.
Earthquake Retrofitting Techniques
To avoid the loss, many other earthquake retrofitting techniques are adopted like - External post-tensioning, Base isolators, Supplementary dampers, Slosh tanks etc. which makes the foundation and the overall structure of a building strong. Many earthquake prone areas have already adopted these techniques to safeguard their houses or buildings from the frequent seismic motions in their area.