Stuck At Home? Get Your Property Inspected for Earthquake Retrofitting Today

Posted May 8, 2020, under Blog

The COVID-19 crisis has left many of us working from home. While we have this extra time around the house, now is a great opportunity to make sure your property is seismically-sound with earthquake retrofitting.

Southern California has experienced a number of earthquake swarms over the last few weeks – a scary reminder of just how prone our Golden State is to large earthquakes.

In order to protect your property, and ensure the safety of all who reside there, it’s crucial to have your home inspected for earthquake retrofitting.

Most older homes in California were constructed before modern building and safety codes were in place … which means your property may not be equipped to withstand the back-and-forth and side-to-side shaking of a large earthquake.

Luckily, earthquake retrofitting is a cost-effective solution for reinforcing your home’s foundation. The purpose of earthquake retrofitting is to prevent your property from being displaced from its foundation during a large quake, thus preventing devastating structural damage and catastrophic loss.

On average, earthquake retrofitting costs between $3,000 – $7,000 per job – a small price to pay for ensuring the safety of your loved ones and the value of your property in the face of a large earthquake.

Thanks to Los Angeles’ retrofitting mandates, a lot of progress has been made in L.A.’s mission to earthquake proof homes and apartment structures throughout the county.

“When we think about preparing for a major earthquake, our first thought has to be about saving lives – and I know that aggressive action on these retrofits will make that difference when the Big One hits,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement (via the LA Times). “Our progress is ahead of schedule, but we have to keep pushing to make certain that we get the job done as quickly as possible.”

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

At Julian Construction, we’ll help you find the best solution for your seismic retrofitting needs and foundation problems.

No matter what your foundation situation is, we’ll conduct a (free) inclusive home inspection, followed by a detailed consultation, and at the end of our discussion we’ll provide you with a quote for repair.

Julian De La Torre is an expert in Los Angeles foundation inspection, foundation contractors, earthquake retrofitting, foundation repair and foundation replacement. Julian’s company, Julian Construction, has inspected over 30,000 structures, working with engineering firms and local departments of building & safety. The company has done more foundation repair and earthquake retrofitting in Los Angeles than any other company in the area over the last five years.

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