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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Earthquake Swarm Rattles Riverside County

Posted April 7, 2020, under Blog

It’s been a shaky few days for residents of Riverside county. A swarm of seven earthquakes occurred throughout Riverside over the weekend, with the shaking felt as far as Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, Hollywood, Hesperia, Corona, and San Diego. The largest of the quakes was …

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What Causes Foundation Failure?

Posted March 26, 2020, under Blog

Like most things in life, foundations degrade over time. There are several reasons why foundation failure can occur, many of which are due to natural elements. Check out some of the most common reasons foundations fail below: Evaporation: When humidity drops, dry temperatures can cause …

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How to Prepare Your Family for Disaster

Posted March 18, 2020, under Blog

Coronavirus has hit our country hard. While it’s easy to panic, it’s more important to strategize and figure out the best way to prepare for all types of disaster. This pandemic has highlighted how dependent people and communities have become on one another, and how …

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