Earthquake Brace + Bolt FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Will The Foundation Works adhere to all guidelines and deadlines as stated by the Earthquake Brace and Bolt (EBB) program?

Yes, we have assisted over a thousand of our clients through the EBB process from start to finish to meet each phase submission deadline.

Can The Foundation Works take care of all the EBB admin details so I can receive my rebate?

Yes, once you give us your EBB login credentials or add us to your EBB dashboard we’ll take care of all the requested items (i.e. upload before and after pictures, permits, receipts) on your behalf.

Does The Foundation Works have general liability and workman’s comp insurance?

Yes, feel free to contact our job scheduling department (Roselyn or Ryan) at and they can provide that information to you.

Does The Foundation Works take care of all the EBB admin details (i.e. upload before and after pictures, residency verification docs, permits, receipts) on my behalf?

Yes, just give us your EBB login credentials and we’ll take care of all the requested items and take care of all the details on your behalf from start to finish. Or add us as your contractor to give us access to your EBB dashboard.

Does The Foundation Works have a list of customer references for us to call?

We have some past customer references but we do encourage all our clients to read our reviews on Yelp, Angie’s List and on the Earthquake Brace and Bolt website.

How does the payment process work with the EBB rebate program?

You will make payments per the contractual agreement in your report. A 10% deposit is needed to get started on the permit and EBB process. Once the job is complete, the progress payment is due and our accounting department will send you the invoice. The $3000 rebate will be paid through EBB after the final inspection is passed and all paperwork is uploaded onto your EBB dashboard and submitted. EBB will send The Foundation Works the rebate check.

Once I have chosen The Foundation Works to be my contractor, if I have questions about the EBB program or my project, should I contact The Foundation Works or EBB?

You should always reach out to The Foundation Works first to clarify any questions, concerns or discrepancies that you may have. Be mindful that when a customer calls EBB about clarification that we are currently working on with EBB, it can cause confusion and a delay in the process.

What are the next steps to get started?

To get started, we will need your signed contract and deposit. Please contact Roselyn
( or Ryan ( in our scheduling
department and they will get you started on the process.

What happens after The Foundation Works completes the project?

We will schedule the final inspection with the city and once the work is signed off and the final payment has been made, our EBB administrator will upload all necessary documents (i.e. signed off permit, after photos, receipts with the breakdown, etc).

What are the EBB deadlines?

Upon acceptance, you, the homeowner, have 90 days to find a contractor and upload the required documents. From there, the retrofit must be completed within 6 months of the approval date. You can find more information on the EBB website.

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