Nepal Earthquake A Wake Up Call For Preparedness
Construction Company Calls For Earthquake Preparedness For Homeowners
LOS ANGELES, CA: Julian Construction, Inc. (julianconstruction.com/), a foundation construction and foundation repair company in Southern California, is calling for earthquake preparedness across California. The recent aftermath of the Nepal earthquake has keenly put attention on the issue of preparing for the next big earthquake to hit the Pacific coast.
In a recent article, building safety expert at Julian Construction, Shawn Kyles, stated: “The 7.8 earthquake that hit Nepal’s Katmandu Valley last Sunday is a tragedy. Nearly 4,000 people are confirmed dead, and that number is expected to rise. The damage to structures throughout the area has also been horrific, especially in Katmandu, the nation’s capital. It is believed that hundreds of people may still be trapped in the rubble. The quake struck approximately 50 miles northwest of Katmandu, and was felt as far away as Pakistan, Tibet and Bangladesh. There were numerous aftershocks, including a magnitude 6.7. If you live in California, news of the quake has probably started you thinking again about the Big One – the 8.0+ earthquake that is expected to hit this area within the next 30 years. It is believed the quake will occur along the San Andreas Fault and cause devastation up to 100 miles away.”
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Julian Construction is urging all homeowners to do their part, and be prepared for the next big earthquake. The company stresses that a home foundation inspection is a major part of ensuring that a home is made safe. A competent foundation inspection, followed by correcting any faults in the home’s foundation, will help to ensure a more stable and safe structure in the event of an earthquake.
Julian De La Torre, founder of Julian Construction, stated: “It is not a question of ‘if’. It is a question of when the next big earthquake will hit California. We all need to do our part to be ready. To save lives and preserve property, everyone must do their part to ensure we are prepared. Call for an inspection, get a competent and professional assessment of what your home will need to be ready in the event of an earthquake.”
Julian Construction owns its own company and is built on a “no middlemen” model – no salesmen, no subcontractors. When you work with Julian Construction you get the principals of the company and workers of Julian Construction under your home. The result is the highest quality work at affordable prices. They can be contacted by phone at 323 733-3377, by fax at 323 733-4477 or via their website, www.julianconstruction.com. You can see tips and advice about home foundations on their blog.