Planning to get a home? There are few fundamental things that are to be looked before getting a home. One such thing is resistant to earthquake since the calamity has become common these days. This will help homes to have maximum safety for a long-run.
The idea of earthquake resistant homes was first incepted in countries like Japan, Guam, Philippines and so on since these calamity swept these places often. In the recent years, this earthquake resistant type homes have also become necessary amenity in India and have created hype amidst the investors.
The seismic constructions will withstand the earthquake better than the building which has no resistance. Homes are constructed in such a way that there is enough space to move with the earthquake if it comes your way and not against the earthquake. Further, the building is ensured not be under pressure which will lead to collapse or destruction.
Some of the insights on the earthquake proof homes:
- Reliable cross brace
- Shock absorbers to deaden effect
- Robust counter weights
- Reduction to damage of buildings
- Usage of lightweight materials
These above mentioned benefits will protect homes from collapsing and prevent deaths to a certain extent. Moreover, the third world countries have ensured that these resistant’s are made of featherweight materials to have an improved survival for houses built of concrete.
If your homes are nearby to fault lines during these catastrophes less than 8 Richter scale, it will prevent the building from crashing. This can enable you to save or protect your life without much danger.
People think that earthquake proof buildings are supposed to be heavy and huge to make sure that it’s strong enough to hold itself from the power of earthquake caused. But that thinking is not actually true. However, it is made light in order to make it absorb more.
Correct foundation must be assured in the particular place where the building is to be raised. Since earthquakes often knock your doorsteps these days, the builders and architects have emerged with the perception of constructing the buildings upon the base with flexible springs and cushioned cylinders.