“At first there was no reinforcement to hold this from falling out of place in case there’s a shaking. So what we did was we reinforced the walls and we connected them to the columns and we also observed that the walls didn’t have these beams above them. So these beams are supposed to hold the walls together.


So inside these beams are reinforcing bars and these bars are connected to each other and then they have some sheer ties that are going to hold them together also. So in the case of an earthquake the house will act as one, they will act together. So the walls won’t fall off, the walls won’t fall apart, and these walls won’t fall into the occupants.”

Linnel Ballesteros