West Hollywood Makes Moves to Retrofit 800 Buildings at Risk of Collapse

Posted May 4, 2018, under Blog

West Hollywood is ready to get serious about earthquake safety. According to a new city retrofit list, there are more than 800 buildings that are at risk of collapse or significant damage if a large earthquake were to occur. Of the 800 buildings surveyed, 80% …

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New Study Finds Hayward Fault More Dangerous Than San Andreas

Posted April 19, 2018, under Blog

Earthquake country just got a little scarier. According to a new study, the Hayward fault line that runs under Oakland, California is believed to be more dangerous than the infamous San Andreas fault line that spans Southern California. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that a …

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California Takes Major Steps to Seismic Safety After Mexico Earthquakes

Posted March 31, 2018, under Blog

Last year’s devastating earthquakes in Mexico have prompted cities across California to take real action for seismic safety. For the first time – in nearly a generation – cities across Southern California have started to identify seismically vulnerable buildings in each area. “What happened last …

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Are You Living in an Earthquake Hazard Zone? New Map Shows Places At Risk

Posted March 30, 2018, under Blog

Thanks to a new interactive map, it’s easier to see if you’re living in a California earthquake hazard zone. The Geological Survey shared an interactive map online this week, that allows you to see if you’re living in a zone more prone to earthquake damage …

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Early Earthquake Warning System Makes Financial Headway

Posted March 23, 2018, under Blog

On Thursday, lawmakers proposed $22.9 million for the early earthquake warning system, which is currently under construction on the West Coast. The new proposed budget doubles last year’s budget of $10.2 million. “The significant funding provided in the bill will help ensure that the West …

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Choosing The Right Foundation Repair Company

Posted March 19, 2018, under Blog

If you’ve noticed cracks in your walls, sloping or uneven floors or have doors or windows that stick, it might be time to contact a foundation repair company to come take a look at your structure. That doesn’t mean you should go with the first …

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Mayor Eric Garcetti Calls for Stronger Earthquake Planning & Preparation

Posted March 6, 2018, under Blog

Mayor Eric Garcetti is on a mission to make Los Angeles ready for the next big earthquake. On Friday, the mayor signed a directive that would make Los Angeles more prepared for a sizable earthquake and said LA should consider making mandatory retrofits of vulnerable …

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Mexico’s Early Earthquake System Works as California’s Program Falls Behind

Posted February 23, 2018, under Blog

On Monday, a 5.9 earthquake shook southern Mexico early in the morning – an aftershock from Friday’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked the region. Luckily, both earthquakes set off Mexico’s early earthquake warning system and notified residents in the area about both temblors 30 seconds …

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What to Expect on Your Home Foundation Inspection

Posted February 16, 2018, under Blog

Homes that were built before 1962, often suffer from some form of foundation issues or degradation. As a result, the structure of a home’s foundation can become unstable and/or unsafe. If you’ve noticed any signs of foundation damage, it’s important to contact a foundation specialist …

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