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10 June

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Los Angeles – Is Your Home Ready

2024-06-10T17:19:42-07:00

What is the likelihood of another earthquake hitting Los Angeles?  Well, a magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit the Los Angeles area Thursday, July 30, 2020.  This strong earthquake, which centered near San Fernando, struck at 4:29 am.   You may be wondering, will seismic activity continue after an earthquake hits?  In this case, subsequent aftershocks continued with a 3.3 quake at 4:38 am and a 3.8 quake at [...]

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Los Angeles – Is Your Home Ready2024-06-10T17:19:42-07:00
15 May

Average Cost Of Retaining Wall Installations In Los Angeles

2024-05-20T09:00:06-07:00

For many Los Angeles homeowners, especially those living in hillside homes, the dangers of mudslides and water runoff from rain are ever-present.  In the past few years, we have seen again and again how homes in our own neighborhoods are damaged and even destroyed during inclement weather.  Thankfully, there are ways to prevent mud, soil, debris, and water runoff from sliding into our homes!  One [...]

Average Cost Of Retaining Wall Installations In Los Angeles2024-05-20T09:00:06-07:00
29 April

California Earthquake Retrofit Costs – Government Grants Help

2024-04-29T10:08:16-07:00

Can your home survive an earthquake without a retrofit?  In the last few years, earthquake scientists have been sounding the alarm about the inevitability of a very large earthquake on the San Andreas fault, which is located only 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles.  It is a fact that our fair city typically experiences a very large earthquake every 100 years, and we are all [...]

California Earthquake Retrofit Costs – Government Grants Help2024-04-29T10:08:16-07:00
4 April

Don’t DIY Earthquake Retrofit! Find A Qualified EBB Contractor

2024-04-08T07:34:39-07:00

Can You DIY Your Home’s Earthquake Retrofit? Many Los Angeles homeowners already know that the government’s “Earthquake Brace + Bolt” (“EBB”) program provides families in the Greater Los Angeles area with free money grants of $3,000 (and more!) to subsidize the cost of a California earthquake retrofit.  Those homeowners who think that they can DIY their retrofit are taking unnecessary risks with the soundness of [...]

Don’t DIY Earthquake Retrofit! Find A Qualified EBB Contractor2024-04-08T07:34:39-07:00
21 March

Earthquake Retrofit Grants in LA – Free Money For A Safer Home

2024-03-21T08:53:05-07:00

The Danger Of Homes Built Prior To The 1950s Many thousands of homeowners in Los Angeles, and indeed, in the entire State of California, live in homes that were built in the 1950s or earlier, and as such, were built on foundations intended to safeguard the home in the event of a natural disaster such as an earthquake or a mudslide.  However, while today’s foundations [...]

Earthquake Retrofit Grants in LA – Free Money For A Safer Home2024-03-21T08:53:05-07:00
22 February

Does Your LA Apartment Building Balcony Meet Code? 5 Considerations

2024-02-22T07:50:06-08:00

Virtually all residential and commercial apartment buildings in the City of Los Angeles have balconies and other “Exterior Elevated Elements” (also called “EEE”) that can pose a safety risk if they are not properly maintained.  In recent years, the high-profile collapse of poor-condition EEEs, especially a balcony that resulted in multiple injuries and deaths of students during a birthday party, have paid out multi-million dollar [...]

Does Your LA Apartment Building Balcony Meet Code? 5 Considerations2024-02-22T07:50:06-08:00
10 February

Balcony Inspection and Repair – Protect Your Tenants & Investment

2024-02-10T12:03:58-08:00

Balcony Inspection and Repair Legal requirements and liability concerns The State of California has rolled out two new mandatory Balcony Inspection Laws, which were passed by the legislature in 2018 and 2019 in response to the deaths of six UC Berkeley students and the injuries of seven others during the 2015 collapse of a balcony the students were standing on during a birthday party.  Legislators [...]

Balcony Inspection and Repair – Protect Your Tenants & Investment2024-02-10T12:03:58-08:00
24 January

Tips on picking an EBB Contractor once your grant is approved!

2024-01-24T06:09:35-08:00

What is the California EBB Program? As you may already know, about twice a year, the State of California’s “Earthquake Brace + Bolt” (“EBB”) grant program provides homeowners in the Greater Los Angeles region with completely free money grants of $3,000 (and potentially other supplemental grants) in order to subsidize the cost of seismic retrofitting their homes.  Right now, and for a limited time, the [...]

Tips on picking an EBB Contractor once your grant is approved!2024-01-24T06:09:35-08:00
6 January

If Your Home Was Built In The 1970s or Earlier Read This Blog Now

2024-01-11T13:43:18-08:00

We will get hit by earthquakes, and one of those will be the “Big One” Every century, the greater Los Angeles region experiences a substantial earthquake, and seismic experts are united in the belief that our city is long overdue for a significant seismic event!  Our large earthquake will likely originate from the San Andreas fault, located a mere 35 miles away from downtown Los [...]

If Your Home Was Built In The 1970s or Earlier Read This Blog Now2024-01-11T13:43:18-08:00
12 December

Have A Crawl Space? Learn How To Save Up To 25% On Your Bills

2023-12-12T13:00:30-08:00

California Rainy Season Is here! Annually, when family and friends who live in other parts of the country have to deal with cold and snowy conditions, we happy (and warm) Los Angelinos keep an eye on our calendars for the unofficial start of our "Rainy Season," which begins in mid-October and ends toward the end of April.  Although our weather remains generally pleasant and sunny [...]

Have A Crawl Space? Learn How To Save Up To 25% On Your Bills2023-12-12T13:00:30-08:00
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