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About Weinstein Construction

Weinstein Construction Corporation is a family-owned business located right in the heart of “Earthquake Country,” the San Fernando Valley! Our company was established in 1977 by its owner and president, Itzcik Weinstein, who himself is a local homeowner, as well as husband, father, and a general contractor to residents of the greater Los Angeles region. Itzcik and his team bring a unique commitment to every job, leveraging their many decades of knowledge, experience, and a “can do” attitude to meet every client’s needs. No job is too small, and we will always offer you the best possible solution at a fair price!
12 February

L.A. Provides addresses of 13,500 apartments and condos expected to need rehabilitation of the earthquake

2020-02-13T14:22:16-08:00

The San Fernando Valley, Hollywood and Westside areas will experience the greatest impact of the new law in Los Angeles requiring the refurbishment of wood-frame apartment buildings to better withstand major earthquakes, according to the Times data analysis. City inspectors spent about two years developing a list of 13,500 so-called soft-story buildings that are likely to require seismic reinforcement. These apartments, which feature flimsy first [...]

L.A. Provides addresses of 13,500 apartments and condos expected to need rehabilitation of the earthquake2020-02-13T14:22:16-08:00
11 February

Los Angeles Soft Story Retrofit Does My Building Need Retrofitting?

2021-09-01T07:14:27-07:00

Seismic activity in Los Angeles is nothing new, Southern California has been waiting for "The Big One" for years. This is something that the Californians have to contend with, but in 2015, the City of Los Angeles passed Ordinance 183893 and Ordinance 184081 creating minimum requirements for soft-story buildings that are deemed to be at risk of structural failure during the earthquake. The aim of [...]

Los Angeles Soft Story Retrofit Does My Building Need Retrofitting?2021-09-01T07:14:27-07:00
10 February

Buying your home? Here’s how to tell you if the foundation is structurally sound

2021-09-08T19:50:45-07:00

Buying a home is a major investment. If you've been looking at properties that were constructed before 1930, there's a possibility these buildings may have some kind of foundation issues. Here are four things to look for when searching for older real estate: 1.doors and windows that stick: while this may not sound like a huge issue–let alone a deal breaker–when the doors and windows [...]

Buying your home? Here’s how to tell you if the foundation is structurally sound2021-09-08T19:50:45-07:00
7 February

LA’s Early Earthquake Warning App is now available

2020-02-07T08:51:32-08:00

The long-awaited ShakeAlertLA app has finally arrived! The app functions as an early earthquake warning system, notifying users up to one minute before a major earthquake occurs. Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles made an official statement on Thursday. "Angelenos should have every opportunity to protect themselves and their families when there is a major earthquake," Garcetti said in a statement. "We created the ShakeAlertLA [...]

LA’s Early Earthquake Warning App is now available2020-02-07T08:51:32-08:00
6 February

Are you living in a California Earthquake Hazard Zone – Interactive Map

2022-09-10T11:29:38-07:00

It's easier to see if you're living in a California earthquake hazard zone thanks to a new interactive map. The Geological Survey shared an interactive map online this week that allows you to see if you live in an area that is more prone to earthquake damage by entering your address or sharing your location. In addition to mapping areas near earthquake fault zones, an [...]

Are you living in a California Earthquake Hazard Zone – Interactive Map2022-09-10T11:29:38-07:00
5 February

Do You Need Foundation Underpinning?

2021-09-02T19:18:56-07:00

Foundation underpinning is a process used to repair, strengthen, or increase the depth of an existing foundation by lowering the footing to take purchase on more supportive soil. Settlement is one of the biggest sources of home foundation issues. Base support is a method used to figure out sub-standard soil conditions, which cause settlement, to reinforce the current base. Foundation damage can range from minor [...]

Do You Need Foundation Underpinning?2021-09-02T19:18:56-07:00
4 February

Hundreds of Earthquakes-California’s Rattle in the Last Week-Raises Story Story Structure Concerns

2020-02-04T09:54:49-08:00

Since experiencing two major earthquakes on the fourth weekend of July, California witnessed a new earthquake nearly every minute after that. Since that 6.4 earthquake–the first rock quake in Ridgecrest, CA on July 4th–there have been over 5,400 small earthquakes in the area. The U.S. Geological Survey released a new video showing the ongoing earthquakes in the area from last Thursday to Monday. The 6.4 [...]

Hundreds of Earthquakes-California’s Rattle in the Last Week-Raises Story Story Structure Concerns2020-02-04T09:54:49-08:00
3 February

Seismic Retrofitting More Accessible to California Residents

2020-02-03T09:03:41-08:00

Seismic retrofits will be more available and easier to understand for California residents thanks to the California Earthquake Authority and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The two entities created a new seismic retrofit publication with the aim of reducing the time it takes to design and obtain permits for seismic retrofit projects in California. The goal of the joint project is to create more homes [...]

Seismic Retrofitting More Accessible to California Residents2020-02-03T09:03:41-08:00
31 January

Foundation Damage – The Warning Signs

2020-01-31T09:23:49-08:00

The earlier you can recognize the damage to the foundation in your house, the easier the repairs will be. If left unchecked and unrepaired damage to the base will escalate overnight, which ensures that any damage-related repairs will be more costly and time consuming. As a homeowner, here are some of the warning signs that you should keep an eye out for: cracks in bricks: [...]

Foundation Damage – The Warning Signs2020-01-31T09:23:49-08:00
30 January

Increased seismic activity in California due to snowmelt

2022-01-11T07:32:20-08:00

There has been an uptick in seismic activity in California due to a surge in rain and snow. New data has been submitted by the U.S. Geological survey earlier this week, which tracked a swarm of earthquakes near the Mammoth Mountains in 2017. Research has shown that over a period of several weeks, the area has experienced about 100 minor quakes. What's the relationship with [...]

Increased seismic activity in California due to snowmelt2022-01-11T07:32:20-08:00
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