Your home's foundations
Every home sits on some type of foundation that should connect it to the site and help the home stay in place in a disaster.
Maintaining your foundations and getting into the habit of checking for any problems will help to protect your foundations from deteriorating due to time and exposure to the environment (including weather and ground conditions).
You might be able to complete some basic checks of the foundations yourself, especially if you have suspended timber floors. Consider asking a licensed building practitioner or engineer to assess or enhance the resilience of your home’s foundations. You can find a licensed building practitioner by searching the Licensed Building Practitioner website(external link).
MBIE's building website has information about house maintenance and protecting your investment.
Download a free guide about sub-floor work from MBIE's building website - written for builders after the Canterbury earthquakes.
You'll find information about licensed building practitioners and building consents on MBIE's building website.