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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Stuck At Home? Get Your Property Inspected for Earthquake Retrofitting Today

Posted May 8, 2020, under Blog

The COVID-19 crisis has left many of us working from home. While we have this extra time around the house, now is a great opportunity to make sure your property is seismically-sound with earthquake retrofitting. Southern California has experienced a number of earthquake swarms over …

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Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone Produces 3.7 Magnitude Earthquake

Posted April 23, 2020, under Blog

Angelinos were awakened by a 3.7 magnitude earthquake early Tuesday morning. The temblor, which occurred on the Newport-Inglewood fault zone, struck just after midnight in South Los Angeles, with shaking felt across Los Angeles county. The quake was felt most strongly in the South L.A., …

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Everything to Know About Cripple Wall Retrofits

Posted April 22, 2020, under Blog

There are many different types of seismic retrofits and additions. One of the most common forms of seismic reinforcements are cripple wall retrofits. Many older homes, located throughout Los Angeles and Southern California, have a cripple wall. The cripple wall is located below the floor …

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Earthquake Series Strikes Near Mammoth Lakes

Posted April 14, 2020, under Blog

Over the weekend, an earthquake series rattled the Mammoth Lakes area. The largest in the swarm was a 5.2 temblor, which struck at 7:30 AM on Saturday, located 30 miles north east of Mammoth Lakes. The same area was hit with a 4.6 aftershock around 9:22 AM …

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