Los Angeles County Rocked by 4.5 Magnitude Earthquake

Posted September 22, 2020, under Blog

Los Angeles residents were awakened by a 4.5 magnitude earthquake late Friday night, with nearby regions in Southern California also affected by the shaking. The epicenter occurred near South Pasadena, with the quake creating a sharp shake and jolt. The earthquake was centered near the …

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Your Guide to Foundation Repair

Posted September 16, 2020, under Blog

When it comes to your home, having a solid foundation is the most important aspect of the house in regards to safety and value. Whether you have owned a home for years, or you are looking to sell your current property or buy a new …

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Slab Foundations Explained

Posted September 15, 2020, under Blog

Is your home built on a slab foundation? A slab foundation is a single layer of concrete that is placed beneath the property to support a structure. The concrete of a slab foundation is typically several inches thick, and relatively inexpensive to build. These sturdy …

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Earthquake Retrofitting in California

Posted September 10, 2020, under Blog

Have you been putting off your home’s earthquake retrofitting? In California alone, there are roughly 1.2 million homes that are still lacking the necessary earthquake retrofits to withstand a large earthquake. Most of these homes were constructed before 1980, and they have a crawl space …

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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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