Mexico’s Early Earthquake System Works as California’s Program Falls Behind

Posted February 23, 2018, under Blog

On Monday, a 5.9 earthquake shook southern Mexico early in the morning – an aftershock from Friday’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked the region. Luckily, both earthquakes set off Mexico’s early earthquake warning system and notified residents in the area about both temblors 30 seconds …

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What to Expect on Your Home Foundation Inspection

Posted February 16, 2018, under Blog

Homes that were built before 1962, often suffer from some form of foundation issues or degradation. As a result, the structure of a home’s foundation can become unstable and/or unsafe. If you’ve noticed any signs of foundation damage, it’s important to contact a foundation specialist …

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How to Tell If Your Home Needs Foundation Repair

Posted February 6, 2018, under Blog

If you own a home that was built before 1962, you may need to have your foundation repaired. There are several signs of foundation damage that you’ll want to examine your home for. To start, if you’ve noticed doors or windows that stick, that may …

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4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Residents in Orange County, Felt in San Diego

Posted January 25, 2018, under Blog

Early Thursday morning a 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck Orange County, with the shaking affecting residents all the way in San Diego. The epicenter of the temblor – which occurred at 2:30 am PST — was about 8 miles northeast of Trabuco Canyon, in the foothills …

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6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Gulf of California

Posted January 19, 2018, under Blog

On Friday, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico’s Baja California at 8:41 a.m. PT. The epicenter occurred southwest of Hermosillo Mexico, where the North America and Pacific plates meet. Thankfully, there have been no reports of injuries or damage to the area, and there are …

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What We’ve Learned 24 Years After the Northridge Earthquake

Posted January 17, 2018, under Blog

Still a vivid memory in many Angelinos’ minds, the 6.7 magnitude Northridge earthquake occurred at 4:31 am 24 years ago today. The damage was abrupt, killing nearly 60 people, injuring 9,000 and caused catastrophic panic throughout the city and its surrounding areas. Apartment complexes collapsed, …

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Earthquake Brace + Bolt 2018 Open Enrollment

Posted January 10, 2018, under Blog

If you live in Los Angeles, now is the time to register for the Earthquake Brace + Bolt program. Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) was developed to assist homeowners with the costs of earthquake retrofitting. Residential seismic retrofits have been proven to lessen the damage …

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Seeing Cracks in Your Foundation? Here’s What It Could Mean

Posted January 5, 2018, under Blog

Not all cracks are created equal, but they should raise some alarm when you notice them in your home. Whether you’re buying or selling, or currently live in a house with signs of foundation issues, you should get your property inspected by a foundation specialist …

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Seismic Retrofits of Older Concrete Buildings Starting Now in Los Angeles

Posted December 11, 2017, under Blog

Los Angeles isn’t messing around about earthquake safety. Earlier this year, Los Angeles required the retrofit of all soft story structures throughout the county, and now the Department of Building and Safety is sending “compliance notices” to owners of older concrete buildings throughout the area. …

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