Are You Prepared for a Large Earthquake?

Posted November 11, 2021, under Blog

Last month, Californians prepared for the “Big One” wit the Great ShakeOut — an earthquake drill that asked residents around Los Angeles to stop, drop and cover at the same time. The drill served as a great reminder of the earthquake threat in California.

“As Californians, it’s critical that we know what to do and take steps to be prepared before, not after, an earthquake strikes… Here in Los Angeles, we’ve made resilience a priority, retrofitting our most vulnerable buildings and delivering earthquake early warning to protect Angelenos’ lives and property,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said about the earthquake drill.

While bracing for the shaking of an earthquake is essential when you are in the midst of one, there are other ways you can prepare for a sizeable temblor. Here are some other ways to get ready for an earthquake:

  1. Download the MyShake app: While there are a variety of earthquake apps you can download to your phone, the MyShake app will send you earthquake alerts for your specific region.
  2. Get your home inspected for earthquake retrofits: If you own an older home in California, chances are your property is lacking the modern structural safeguards to withstand the shaking from a large earthquake. Check out our earthquake retrofitting services by clicking here and see if scheduling a free home inspection makes sense for your property.
  3. Have an evacuation strategy if you live near the beach: If you live near an ocean, have a plan of action for tsunami warnings and threats.
  4. Prepare an earthquake survival kit: Your kit should have enough food, water, and medication to last every person and pet in your household for at least 3 days. You can see what else to include in your kit by checking out our blog post.

When an earthquake occurs, it’s essential that you protect your physical safety immediately. The best way to do that is to drop and get underneath something sturdy like a table or desk, cover your head and your neck with something and hold on until the shaking stops.

Now, more than ever, it’s important to be proactive about earthquake preparation and safety. Julian De La Torre is an expert in Los Angeles foundation inspection, foundation contractors and foundation repair.

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.

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.

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