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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Does Your Property Have Foundation Problems?

Posted December 4, 2017, under Blog

As a homeowner, it’s important to address any issues with your home’s foundation right away. Often, when foundation problems are left unchecked, a structure can experience foundation failure, in addition to other costly repairs. But, if you know the signs, you have a better chance …

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Scientists Think 2018 Will Be A Big Year For Earthquakes

Posted November 22, 2017, under Blog

Unlike other types of natural disasters, earthquakes haven’t really be predicted … until now. Scientists believe that 2018 will be a big year for earthquakes because the rotation of the planet has slowed down, according to a new study. While seismologists are still working on …

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A Series of Small Earthquakes Have Seismologists Worried California’s “Big One” Is Coming

Posted November 17, 2017, under Blog

On Monday, a 4.6 earthquake struck California’s Monterey County. The quake – which happened just four miles from the San Andreas fault line – was followed by nine smaller aftershocks. When this happens, seismologists call it an “earthquake swarm,” which has led some scientists to …

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7 Tips for Earthquake Preparation

Posted November 10, 2017, under Blog

California is due for a massive temblor. And when the estimated 7.9 or higher magnitude quake hits Los Angeles, you’ll want to make sure you’ve prepared for it. It’s estimated that 1,500 buildings in Southern California could collapse, while 300,000 structures would face severe damage. …

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Everything You Need To Know About Earthquake Retrofitting

Posted October 31, 2017, under Blog

As a California resident, you know the “Big One” is coming. After Mexico’s massive earthquakes in September, we saw what kind of damage a 7-8 magnitude quake can cause. Several buildings collapsed because of the violent shaking, leaving almost 300 people dead. But, that doesn’t …

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Do You Have Uneven Floors? Here’s How House Leveling Works

Posted October 27, 2017, under Blog

Thanks to California’s active seismic zones, many structures will develop a slope and become unleveled over time. This is commonly found on properties that have been built on expansive soil, where foundation settlement is unavoidable. When a house becomes sloped or unleveled, a homeowner will …

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Mayor Eric Garcetti Urging Earthquake Retrofits Before “Big One” Hits Los Angeles

Posted September 27, 2017, under Blog

Mexico’s two massive earthquakes – less than just two weeks apart – has sent shockwaves throughout residents and local officials in California. So much so, that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is urging governments and local building owners throughout California to get all structures up …

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