3.5 Earthquake Rattles Bakersfield
On Sunday, a 3.5 earthquake was reported at 3:48 PM roughly 29 miles from Bakersfield, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake occurred at a depth of just 3.4 miles, which intensified the shaking.
Luckily, there have been no other earthquakes reported in the area in the last 10 days — and no reports of damage to any nearby structures.
On average, there are 234 earthquakes every year between a 3.0 and 4.0 magnitude in California and Nevada.
Because of California’s location and terrain, it’s not a matter of if the “Big One” will happen, it’s when. Which is why as a homeowner in California, it’s essential to be proactive about earthquake preparation and safety.
Earthquake retrofitting is a necessary safeguard to protect your property in the face of a large earthquake.
This is the process of securing and reinforcing your home’s foundation to prevent it from crumbling or sliding off its foundation during intense shaking. During an earthquake retrofit, a foundation company will install additional hardware, in the form of foundation/anchor bolts, to reinforce and secure the structure.
And by today’s standards, building codes require every house to be affixed to the foundation with bolts, which was not previously mandatory for older homes. Thus, if you own a property in California that was built 20+ years ago, most likely your property needs earthquake retrofitting to bring the structure up to current building codes and safety standards.
It’s estimated that there are 30,646,165 people in California who are currently exposed to extreme earthquakes. Therefore, unless you’re living in a newly built house, your property is most likely at risk for extreme earthquake shaking and lacking the structural reinforcements to protect it.
If you think your home is in need of foundation repair, house leveling, 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 and maintaining foundations, doing foundation repair and replacement, earthquake retrofitting, and house leveling.
When you work with Julian Construction, you get the principles of the company and the workers of Julian Construction under your home.
And in order to keep foundation repair affordable for our customers, we offer a price guarantee — because we know our quote for repair will represent your very best value.
Give us a call at (323) 733-3377 to schedule your free inspection or complete the inspection request form.