Earthquake Brace and Bolt Registration Now Open for 2020

Posted February 24, 2020, under Blog

If you’ve been looking to strengthen your house and make it more resistant to earthquakes, you can now register for the Earthquake Brace and Bolt Program (EBB). Registration for the EBB program will run from February 19, 2020 through March 19, 2020. The EBB program …

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Carpinteria Considers Mandatory Seismic Retrofitting Program

Posted February 20, 2020, under Blog

Following in Los Angeles’s footsteps, Carpinteria is considering a city-wide mandatory seismic retrofitting program in an effort to make the city safer. The ordinance – which is currently under consideration – would mandate owners of soft story structures in the area to retrofit those buildings …

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Foundation Repair Explained – Different Methods to Use

Posted February 18, 2020, under Blog

Foundation repair varies from structure to structure. Things like the geographic area and the site conditions can affect home foundations differently. When your home is suffering from foundation issues, oftentimes you’ll see the following signs: Foundation cracks, wall and floor cracks, and other types of …

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The Northridge Earthquake and How it Changed LA

Posted February 6, 2020, under Blog

On January 17th, 1994, the Northridge earthquake rattled Los Angeles. The quake occurred at 4:30 AM in the San Fernando Valley, with a magnitude of 6.7. During the same year, Los Angeles began building the Getty Center. Because of the significance of the structure to …

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Granada Hills Experiences 3.6 Earthquake, Felt in Los Angeles

Posted January 22, 2020, under Blog

Residents of Granada Hills were awaken by a 3.6 magnitude earthquake late Tuesday evening. The temblor struck around 11:41 p.m., with light shaking felt throughout the San Fernando Valley and nearby regions in Los Angeles. Other reports of shaking from the quake came from residents …

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Seismic Retrofitting More Accessible for California Residents

Posted January 17, 2020, under Blog

Seismic retrofitting will be more accessible and easier to understand for California residents thanks to the California Earthquake Authority and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The two entities created a new seismic retrofiring publication with the goal to decrease the time it takes to design …

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Do You Need Foundation Underpinning?

Posted January 14, 2020, under Blog

One of the largest sources of home foundation issues is settlement. Foundation underpinning is a technique used to workaround sub-standard soil conditions – which cause settlement – to strengthen the existing foundation. When foundation settlement occurs, a structure can experience a variety if issues. Damages …

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Puerto Rico: 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Damages Local Properties

Posted January 7, 2020, under Blog

Puerto Rico experienced a 5.8 magnitude earthquake on Monday – the biggest quake to strike the region after a week of smaller quakes preceding it. Luckily, there were no deaths or injuries reported after the incident. The series of earthquakes started December 28th, ranging in …

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Los Angeles: 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles the Region

Posted January 2, 2020, under Blog

The new year got off to a shaky start for Angelinos! Los Angeles residents were awakened by a 4.0 magnitude earthquake around 2:13 AM on Thursday. The epicenter of the temblor was centered in the Pacific Ocean, roughly 15 miles out from Port Hueneme and …

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