3.7 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Central California

Posted December 7, 2022, under Blog

On Monday, a 3.7 magnitude earthquake rattled residents in parts of central California, including those in the San Francisco Bay area. Occurring at 3:13 PM, the quake was centered 11 miles east of San Jose at a depth of 4.3 miles. Luckily, there were no …

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Does Your Home Need a Sister Foundation?

Posted November 14, 2022, under Blog

If you live in a brick or stone home, you may need a sister foundation to reinforce the structure. Older masonry and stone foundations can be some of the most vulnerable structures around, especially when it comes to weak foundations. That’s because these types of …

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Sloping Floors – What Are the Causes?

Posted November 14, 2022, under Blog

There are a few different factors that can contribute to or create sloping floors. Typically, sloping floors are a major indicator of foundation damage or foundation problems. Most often, sloping floors are found in older homes that have been constructed with weak foundations or on …

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5.1 Earthquake Rocks San Francisco Bay Area

Posted October 31, 2022, under Blog

Late Tuesday morning, a 5.1 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area. The quake struck at 11:42 AM, with an epicenter roughly 9 miles from Seven Trees and 12 miles from San Jose. The large temblor was followed up with a 3.1 aftershock just 5 …

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Earthquake Retrofitting Grants Open to California Residents

Posted October 26, 2022, under Blog

If you live in California, there are over 500 zip codes that now qualify for earthquake retrofitting grants for up to $3,000. Through EarthquakeBraceBolt.com residents can apply through November 29th for a grant to have their single-family home foundations retrofitted for earthquakes. The goal is …

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Foundation Cracks – The Breakdown

Posted October 17, 2022, under Blog

Did you know that foundation cracks can severely weaken a building’s structural integrity? Foundation cracks typically occur because a structure has settled at an uneven rate. While settlement is part of the aging process, it can also result from poor soil compaction and moisture issues, …

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Earthquake Risk & Damage: Understanding the Basics

Posted October 17, 2022, under Blog

Earthquakes are a very real threat in Los Angeles – and if you own a home in Southern California, it’s important to stay vigilant about earthquake safety and preparedness. While there are necessary steps you can take to prepare the interior of your home for …

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Palos Verdes Fault Could Trigger Extremely Large Earthquakes

Posted September 26, 2022, under Blog

We’ve all heard about the active San Andreas fault, but it’s a new fault zone that has seismologists concerned about Los Angeles’s safety. Located near Palos Verdes, this fault line runs along the coast of Los Angeles and Orange Counties and has the capability of …

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7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Southwestern Coast of Mexico

Posted September 21, 2022, under Blog

On Monday, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake rocked the southwestern coast of Mexico. The quake occurred at 1:00 PM ET, with the epicenter near the coastline of Michoacan state. Intense shaking was felt in the nearby town of Colima, with moderate damage reported. Even in Mexico …

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