The Importance of Earthquake Retrofitting

Posted July 27, 2023, under Blog

If you live in California, earthquake retrofitting isn’t just a good idea … it’s a must, especially when it comes to protecting your family and the value of your home. Southern California is an extremely seismically active area, which means it’s not a matter of …

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5 Common Home Foundations

Posted July 18, 2023, under Blog

Home foundations vary for a number of reasons. Typically, the type of foundation your home was built with comes down to where you live, the location/region climate, the type of construction being used, and the year your home was built. Check out 5 of the …

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Santa Monica Emerges As Leader in California Earthquake Safety

Posted July 11, 2023, under Blog

Santa Monica has made major strides in earthquake safety and preparedness. The iconic beach city has successfully retrofitted more than half of their seismically vulnerable buildings. “It’s pretty impressive how many buildings were retrofit since 2017, especially considering that we were dealing with COVID in …

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Hillside Foundation Repair – What to Expect

Posted June 29, 2023, under Blog

Do you live in a hillside home? If so, you may be wondering what types of repairs are in store for your home’s current state or future. Hillside homes pose a unique set of challenges. For example, thanks to their design and location, natural soil …

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Cracks in Your Foundation – Should You Be Worried?

Posted June 19, 2023, under Blog

Owning a home can feel like a never-ending to-do list. But as a homeowner, it’s important to know when damage is serious and in need of quick attention. And if you’ve noticed cracks in your foundation recently … this repair may be at the top …

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Why Hasn’t the “Big One” Hit? New Research Gives Insight

Posted June 12, 2023, under Blog

If you live in Los Angeles, chances are you’ve heard about the imminent “Big One.”  But many are asking, why hasn’t the San Andreas fault generated an earthquake of this size yet? According to a new study out of San Diego, scientists may have found …

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5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes California Coast

Posted May 25, 2023, under Blog

At 11:45 AM on Sunday, a 5.5 magnitude earthquake rattled the coast of Northern California. The quake occurred at a depth of 10.0 km, west of Petrolia in Humboldt County. Thankfully, there was no reported threat of a tsunami. The earthquake struck near the same …

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Wood Tower Survives Simulated Earthquake, Could Transform Building Safety

Posted May 15, 2023, under Blog

A 10-story wood framed tower withstood a simulated 7.7 earthquake conducted by U.C. San Diego’s Outdoor Shake Table. The findings reinforce what some engineers believe could be the future of design for new homes and offices that are being constructed near large faults. “The building …

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Expected Annual Cost of Earthquake Damage for California Skyrockets

Posted May 4, 2023, under Blog

According to new projections for California, the golden state is estimated to lose on average $9.6 billion a year from earthquake damage. And if that number sounds high, that’s because it’s a 157% increase from the last estimate which was in 2017. “In any given …

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