Thousands of Earthquakes Rattle California in the Last Week, Raises Concerns for Soft Story Structures

Posted July 9, 2019, under Blog

After suffering two massive earthquakes over the fourth of July holiday weekend, California has experienced a new earthquake roughly every minute after. Since that 6.4 temblor – the first quake to rock Ridgecrest, CA on July 4th— there have been over 5,400 small earthquakes in …

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Earthquake Risk Increases in Southern California After 7.1 Shaker

Posted July 6, 2019, under Blog

In less than two days, California experienced two of the largest earthquakes in its state boarders since 1999. On the fourth of a July, a 6.4 magnitude temblor stuck Ridgecrest, CA, with shaking felt all the way in Las Vegas and in the Bay area. …

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Earthquake Swarm Raises Concern for Southern California Residents

Posted July 2, 2019, under Blog

A recent earthquake swarm has residents of one southern California city very worried. In the Fontana area, there have been more than 700 recent earthquakes since May 25th, with three of the temblors ranging in a 3 magnitude or greater. “People ought to be concerned,” …

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Everything to Know About Soft Story Retrofitting

Posted June 12, 2019, under Blog

Soft story buildings are multi-unit structures that were built with a weak or vulnerable first floor. This is known as the “soft” floor, which usually acts as a space for tuck under parking. Because of the way these buildings have been constructed, the open design …

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Earthquake Swarm Felt Throughout Inland Empire

Posted June 4, 2019, under Blog

Residents of Riverside county might be feeling like they’re living on shaky ground. An earthquake swarm rattled the region on Sunday and continued into the early hours of Monday. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the temblors were felt throughout the Inland Empire, with earthquake …

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Fixing Concrete Home Foundation Problems

Posted May 23, 2019, under Blog

As a homeowner, it’s important to take any signs of foundation problems seriously. Foundation problems can create structural damage within your home and, when left unchecked and unrepaired, they can be very expensive to remedy. If you’re concerned about foundation problems in your home, first …

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Does Your Home Need Foundation Replacement or Foundation Repair?

Posted May 14, 2019, under Blog

When it comes to foundation replacement or foundation repair, it’s important to find a solution that you only need to take care of once. Before any work is started on your home, it’s vital that you’ve found a reliable foundation specialist to diagnose the issues …

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Increased Seismic Activity Due to Snowmelt in California

Posted May 2, 2019, under Blog

There’s been an increase in seismic activity throughout California thanks to the surge in rain and snow. The new data was presented by the U.S. Geological Survey earlier this week, which tracked a swarm of earthquakes in 2017 near the Mammoth Mountain area. The research …

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14 Percent of Soft-Story Structures in L.A. Now Comply With Seismic Retrofit Law, Zero Progress on Concrete Buildings

Posted April 19, 2019, under Blog

Since 2015, 14 percent of the soft-story structures in Los Angeles are now compliant with seismic retrofit law. While this is great news for residents in these vulnerable structures, there has been zero progress in seismic retrofits for concrete structures. Mayor Eric Garcetti signed the …

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