Palm Springs: 3.5 Earthquake Rattles the Region

Posted November 21, 2019, under Blog

Palm Springs residents were rocked Tuesday evening when a 3.5 magnitude earthquake occurred 7 miles from the city center. The quake happened at 10:42 PM and struck along the east to southeast stretch of Anza. Tuesday’s temblor was the largest quake of the recent earthquake …

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5 Reasons to Earthquake Retrofit Your Home Today

Posted November 15, 2019, under Blog

If you own a home or an apartment building, it’s important to have your property inspected for any necessary earthquake retrofits or upgrades. Like most things in life, structures degrade over time. Different variables can affect the foundation of a structure, especially when it comes …

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Live in Los Angeles? Here’s What a Powerful Earthquake Would Feel Like in Your Area

Posted November 5, 2019, under Blog

As a Californian and an Angeleno, the threat of an earthquake is always on our minds. We know that some of the most active faults in the country run straight through California and have the ability of producing earthquakes into the 7 to 9 magnitude …

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Own a Home? Why Seismic Retrofitting & Foundation Repair is Necessary

Posted October 25, 2019, under Blog

Seismic retrofitting is the only reinforcement method to ensure your home and the loved ones who reside there are protected during a large earthquake. Seismic retrofitting is a technique that modifies your existing property’s structure, making your house more resistant to soil failure and ground …

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Major Fault Strained in Ridgecrest Earthquakes, Now Capable of 8.0 Shaker

Posted October 18, 2019, under Blog

According to a new study, the large earthquakes that rattled Ridgecrest, CA this summer ruptured a number of interconnected faults which created a strain on a very large nearby fault system. As a result, this fault – called the Garlock Fault – has begun to …

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Bay Area Earthquakes Rattle Unusual Area of San Andreas Fault

Posted October 17, 2019, under Blog

Tuesday’s 4.7 magnitude quake, just east of Monterey Bay, struck an unusual part of the San Andreas fault. Though no major damage was incurred, the earthquake was felt throughout the region and was followed by a 3.4 magnitude aftershock. Tuesday’s earthquake served as an important …

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Earthquake Retrofitting Explained: House Bolting, Foundation Bolting and Cripple Wall Bracing

Posted October 16, 2019, under Blog

Earthquake retrofitting is a must if you own an older home in Los Angeles. Earthquake retrofitting (sometimes called seismic retrofitting) is a reinforcement method that helps to keep your home secured to its foundation during a large earthquake. Most homes in Los Angeles, and throughout …

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The Definitive Guide to Foundation Repair

Posted September 19, 2019, under Blog

There’s always something that needs repair or replacement when you own a home. While it’s easy to put these things off, foundation repair is something you should never delay. If you’ve noticed foundation problems or warning signs in (or around) your home, waiting to get …

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A Guide to Soft Story Retrofitting in Los Angeles

Posted September 17, 2019, under Blog

You’ve probably heard the word soft story tossed around if you live in Los Angeles. A soft story building is a common structure in Los Angeles that is categorized as a multi-unit property that was built with a weak or vulnerable first floor. These first …

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