The Utah Guide for the Seismic Improvement of Unreinforced Masonry Dwellings was prepared for information purposes to assist owners of unreinforced masonry (URM) dwellings (homes) in gaining a better understanding of the seismic improvement of their dwellings. It is recommended that owners enlist the expertise of a Utah-licensed contractor or repair specialist prior to the implementation of the fixes illustrated herein. While several generalized dwelling types are addressed in this publication, each home is unique and for greater assurance and reliability, a Utah-licensed Professional Engineer and/or Architect should be retained to design and detail specifically tailored corrective measures. This document is intended for general informational use by homeowners and small residential contractors, and if any non-dwelling building or other non-residential commercial building repair is being considered, the owner should certainly involve a Utah-licensed Structural Engineer. This publication is not to be used as a construction document.
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