Earthquake Retrofitting in Los Angeles

Posted March 22, 2021, under Blog

An earthquake can strike at any time if you live in Los Angeles. This is why earthquake retrofitting is not only recommended for most homeowners in Southern California, in many cases it’s been legally mandated.

As a Californian, you know our Golden State is known for a few things – great weather, a beautiful coastline, and extremely active fault lines. In fact, Southern California is one of the most seismically active regions in the world!

Earthquake retrofitting is not only a necessary precaution for keeping your loved ones safe in the face of a large earthquake, it’s the only way to make sure your home can withstand the shaking from a large quake with minimal damage.

Building codes have drastically changed over the years – in large part because engineers have adjusted their construction methods each time California has experienced a large earthquake.

As a result, older homes that have been built in Los Angeles (especially those before 1980) were constructed without the necessary safeguards for keeping the property in place and intact during the intense shaking that follows a quake.

Luckily, earthquake retrofitting is a cost-effective solution that can reinforce a home’s existing foundation by adding extra hardware to make it more resistant to sliding off its foundation during an earthquake.

If you’re thinking about earthquake retrofitting your home, first you’ll want to get an inspection.

During the inspection process a foundation specialist, like Julian Construction, will assess the condition of your home’s foundation and determine what type of earthquake retrofitting must be done to stabilize the structure.

From there, the company will begin the work using anchor bolting, or similar methods, to reinforce the foundation.

While you might be thinking this process is a major inconvenience – displacing you and your family from your home during the work – you’d be wrong! Most earthquake retrofitting jobs can be completed in a timely manner, without ever having the residents leave the property during the job.

If you think your home is in need of 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 call (323) 733-3377 to schedule your free inspection or complete the inspection request form. 

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