Wood Houses

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Wood Houses Although some people think cement houses are built in safety in California wood houses are safer, in fact, cement houses can result a tragedy. Cement houses are not a good choice especially in California since it has one of the highest risks of earthquake. In 2002, the estate of California Department of Government Service (DGS) completed a legislated inventory and earthquakes worthiness assessment of schools. Schools building that were constructed of cement designed between 1933 and July 1, 1979 were required to be evaluated. Older-frame schools were exempted from the assessment on the basis that, “wood-frame buildings are known to perform well in earthquakes.”Despite Cement houses are also stand up to earthquakes studies of earthquakes damage consistently show that wood houses are safer for areas where earthquake are forecasted; for example, the Loma Prieta earthquake on October 17, 1989 with a Richter magnitude scale of 7.0. It was a major earthquake that struck the San Francisco Bay area of California where a lot of buildings were destroyed
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