Foundation Underpinning – What Is It?

Posted November 7, 2018, under Blog

Foundation underpinning is a type of foundation repair that is used to deepen the foundation that a property currently sits on. This is done when the soil is sub-standard and the structure has been experiencing foundation degradation and needs to be strengthened in order to …

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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Single-Family Home Retrofits

Posted October 22, 2018, under Blog

Retrofitting single-family homes is one of the most affordable seismic improvements you can make – with most retrofits costing less than $7,000. After the 2014 earthquake that struck Napa, California, it was alarming to see how many homes were severely damaged and destroyed. Homes that had …

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San Francisco Moving To Retrofit Vulnerable High-Rise Towers

Posted October 9, 2018, under Blog

On Thursday, San Francisco released an updated list of its vulnerable high-rise buildings, listing more than 150 of its tallest structures that may need earthquake retrofitting. As high-rise structures in the area have already begun showing signs of degradation, the updated list is the latest …

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Identifying Different Types of Foundations

Posted October 4, 2018, under Blog

When it comes to foundation repair, there are different types of foundations that your home may have been constructed with. The type of home foundation you have generally comes down to the geographic location and the year that the property was built. The most common …

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What Causes Foundations to Fail

Posted September 17, 2018, under Blog

For many, foundation repair may not be something you’re very familiar with. But, if you live in California and you own a home, you need to be aware of what causes foundations to fail and how you can remedy these issues. Every home foundation needs …

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California Governor Jerry Brown Calls For Stronger Earthquake Safety Measures

Posted September 14, 2018, under Blog

Governor Jerry Brown is making a move to push counties across California to ID buildings in their district that may be at higher risk for earthquakes. While structural engineers and foundation experts can quickly assess a building’s earthquake readiness with in a matter of minutes, …

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Why Most Los Angeles Homes Need Foundation Repair

Posted August 13, 2018, under Blog

If you live in Los Angeles, you’re probably well-aware that you are living in earthquake territory. As a result, retrofitting your home or getting your foundation repaired to ensure your home can sustain an earthquake is not only a good idea, it’s a necessity. As …

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Signs Your Home Needs Foundation Repair

Posted August 1, 2018, under Blog

Older homes in Los Angeles, typically need some sort of foundation repair. As building codes have changed and advances in structural engineering have been made, home foundations lacking modern adjustments or repairs are less likely to withstand the shaking of an earthquake and have a …

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Everything You Need To Know About Seismic Retrofitting

Posted July 24, 2018, under Blog

Thanks to several fault lines which run through Los Angeles and Southern California, seismic retrofitting is a necessary foundation repair method every Angeleno should be aware of. Seismic retrofitting is a process that that adds reinforcement to a home or an apartment structure by installing …

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