Soft Story Retrofitting – Everything You Need to Know

Posted August 28, 2020, under Blog

As a Los Angeles resident, you’ve probably heard the term “soft story” or “soft story retrofit” by now. A soft story building is a multi-unit property that was constructed with a weak or vulnerable first floor. These first floors are typically characterized as open spaces …

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Is Your Foundation Damaged? Here’s How to Tell …

Posted August 25, 2020, under Blog

Foundation damage can occur for a variety different reasons. Whether your property is older in age or it was constructed on poor soil conditions, foundations degrade over time which is why it’s good to know the signs of damage. Oftentimes, the signs of foundation damage …

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Does My Home Need Foundation Repair? If You Live in Los Angeles … Probably

Posted August 21, 2020, under Blog

If you live in or around Los Angeles, you know that earthquakes pose a real threat to your safety. Which means getting your home inspected for any foundation damage or needed repairs, in order to sustain a large earthquake is not only a good idea, …

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New Earthquake Swarm May Be Linked to San Andreas Fault

Posted August 12, 2020, under Blog

A recent swarm of small earthquakes close to the Mexican border in California has seismologists concerned about its effects on the San Andreas fault … and if this particular swarm could increase the chances of a larger event occurring on that fault line. On Monday, …

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4.2 Earthquake Rattles San Fernando Valley, Reminds Residents of Northridge Quake

Posted July 31, 2020, under Blog

Angelinos were awakened by some serious shaking Thursday morning, as a 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit the San Fernando Valley area around 4:30 AM. With a depth of 4.3 miles, the quake was centered 1.3 miles from Pacoima and 1.4 miles north of the San Fernando …

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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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