Earthquake Resistant Wooden House Safety Precautions
The wooden house Minahasa has been recognized in Indonesia as one of the
best earthquake resistant constructions which is suitable for tropical
region. This house looks beautiful if built in the rural areas where the
surrounding environment is still full of green vegetations and colorful
flowers. Because of their earthquake resistant properties, more and more
city dwellers are interested in buying these wooden houses. At the
moment these wooden houses are being exported to many cities both inside
this country and abroad.
There are several factors that should be done by home builders to
protect the wooden house constructions from bad weather and termites.
Buyers who order the earthquake resistant wooden houses from Minahasa of
North Sulawesi must give special attention to how the surfaces of the
wood blocks and panels are covered with protective resin or paints.
Also, the manufacturers or builders of the wooden houses should be asked
whether they have soaked the wooden blocks particularly those adjacent
to the foundation with anti termite solution. Such solution when
absorbed by the wood will stop termites from eating the wood fiber. In
addition, wood blocks whose surfaces have been covered with paints are
more resistant to such extreme weather conditions as hot, cold and wet.
Although wood is quake resistant, it is not fire resistant. Home buyers need to make sure that the kitchen area of their wooden houses are well protected against fire. Therefore, the kitchen has to be covered with concrete or ceramic layers. When the above safety precautions have been conducted, owners of the wooden houses can live in them with peaceful mind and without having to fear of large magnitude earthquakes that may strike their region anytime.
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