3.4 Earthquake Rattles Carpinteria

Posted December 10, 2021, under Blog

On Wednesday, a 3.4 magnitude earthquake occurred 1 mile from Carpinteria at 10:38 PM.  Shaking was felt in Ventura, Oxnard, Santa Barbara and Port Hueneme. The quake was registered at a depth of 6 miles.

Luckily, this is the only earthquake to report in the region in the last 10 days.

Carpinteria is no stranger to seismic activity, though – just last year, the Carpinteria city council started discussing a city-wide ordinance requiring seismic retrofits of all soft story structures in the area.

While seismic retrofits are not mandated by the state yet, California state legislature has authorized cities throughout the region to enact mandatory retrofits when and where they see fit.

The cost of retrofitting a soft story building ranges in from $5,000 to $15,000 per unit and $40,000 to $160,000 per building.

If you live in California and own an older property or a soft story structure, seismic retrofitting is a necessary safeguard for protecting those who reside there and for maintaining the value of your property.

Southern California is one of the most seismically active regions in the world, which is why it’s so important to invest in earthquake retrofitting to protect your loved ones and your home value in the event of a large earthquake.

If you think your home is in need of foundation repair, foundation replacement and/or earthquake retrofitting, contact Julian Construction today and we will send one of our foundation specialists out to conduct a free, thorough inspection with a quote for repair.

We have extensive experience serving our Los Angeles community and nearby regions. In fact, Julian Construction has inspected over 30,000 structures in the area!

Julian Construction was formed in 1994 and our focus has always been on building foundations, doing foundation repair and replacement, earthquake retrofitting, and house leveling.

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