Is Your Home Safe in an Earthquake?

Posted July 29, 2020, under Blog

If you live in California, you know it’s only a matter of time before the next big earthquake strikes. As a homeowner, it’s important to take all of the necessary precautions to earthquake proof your property – this will protect those who reside there, while …

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Foundation Underpinning – Does Your Home Need It?

Posted July 27, 2020, under Blog

If you own a home in Los Angeles, the property may need foundation underpinning. Underpinning is a process that is used to repair, strengthen, or increase the depth of an existing foundation by lowering the footing which allows the property to rest on more supportive …

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Ridgecrest Earthquakes Triple Chance of Large Quake on San Andreas Fault

Posted July 15, 2020, under Blog

Remember last year’s massive earthquakes out of Ridgecrest, CA? A new study says that earthquake series has increased the chance of a large earthquake occurring on the San Andreas fault by three times! According to the study, which was published in the Bulletin of the …

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Preventing & Repairing Foundation Settlement

Posted July 10, 2020, under Blog

Like most man-made things, your home’s foundation will degrade over time which can cause foundation settlement issues. After a home has been constructed, things like weather conditions, soil issues, and moisture problems can cause the foundation to settle at an uneven rate, which creates instability …

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California Experiences 5.7 Magnitude Quake One Day After Mexico’s 7.4 Shaker

Posted June 24, 2020, under Blog

On Wednesday, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake rattled California. The epicenter was near Cartoga, CA, which is about 180 miles north of Los Angeles. The temblor occurred at 10:45 AM, with intense shaking felt near Lone Pine and Bishop, and in parts of Los Angeles. Several …

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Why You Should Earthquake Retrofit Your House Today

Posted June 12, 2020, under Blog

Considering an earthquake retrofit? In California, there are roughly 1.2 million homes that are not seismically safe. In fact, if a large earthquake were to occur today, most of these homes would be unlivable from foundation damage after the shaking. Most homes that need some …

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What to Look for in Your Foundation Contractor

Posted June 8, 2020, under Blog

There are a lot of companies that offer foundation repair and foundation replacement in Los Angeles … so how do you know which foundation contractor is right for you? Before you hire any foundation company, it’s important that you do your research – this could …

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5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Ridgecrest, Felt in Los Angeles

Posted June 4, 2020, under Blog

Wednesday came to a shaky ending after a 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Ridgecrest, CA  … with shockwaves felt throughout Southern California. The quake struck at 6:32 PM, and occurred just 14 miles east of Ridgecrest, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The temblor even …

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Seismic Retrofitting: Is it Worth the Upgrades?

Posted May 14, 2020, under Blog

Earthquakes are a very real threat if you live in California. As a result, seismic retrofitting is a necessary home upgrade to protect older properties – especially those that were built before 1980 – from damage and destruction during a large quake. Why is seismic …

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