Efforts to Proof California Homes Against Earthquakes Ongoing
Earthquake Retrofitting a Continuing and Large Scale Process for Homes in California
LOS ANGELES, CA: Julian Construction, Inc. (julianconstruction.com), a foundation repair and construction and earthquake retrofitting specialist company in California, is joining with many different organizations and the Los Angeles Mayor in a concerted effort to bring California’s homes up to code and ready for the next big earthquake. The earthquake preparedness process ranges from small repairs of homes which need more modern earthquake reinforcement, to large repairs of office buildings which may be in great danger of collapse in the event of an earthquake. The company urges all California homeowners and business owners to join in the process.
Shawn Kyles, Julian Construction’s building safety inspection expert, stated: “In California, considerable efforts are being made to ensure commercial and residential buildings are earthquake-proof. Even so, many structures are still not retrofitted. It’s important for anyone in California to know whether or not their home could withstand a large earthquake. Houses with no earthquake retrofitting can fall off the foundation or collapse when the ground starts to shake. Sometimes, damage can be severe enough to require the home be torn down.”
One such person joining in the effort to strengthen California homes is Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti, who made the following statement in December last year: “The time for retrofit is now. Complacency risks lives. One thing we can’t afford to do is wait.” The mayor announced his intentions for a city-wide earthquake retrofitting program here.
Julian De La Torre, founder of Julian Construction, stated: “The need for earthquake retrofitting has been with us for some time. There are buildings which were built decades ago which are not up to current code, and sometimes we find modern buildings where the foundation was not done correctly. All of these need to be replaced. I’m very happy to see a large effort to handle all of California’s buildings. In a state like this, with how many earthquakes we get every year, we cannot let a home be at risk of collapse in an earthquake.”
Julian Construction owns its own company and is built on a “no middlemen” model – no salesmen, no subcontractors. When you work with Julian Construction you get the principals of the company and workers of Julian Construction under your home. The result is the highest quality work at affordable prices. They can be contacted by phone at 323 733-3377, by fax at 323 733-4477 or via their website, www.julianconstruction.com. You can see tips and advice about home foundations on their blog.