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10 February

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

2020-02-10T10:16:00-08:00

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 sound2020-02-10T10:16:00-08:00
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

It’s easier to see if you’re living in a California earthquake hazard zone thanks to a new interactive map.

2020-02-06T13:25:56-08:00

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 [...]

It’s easier to see if you’re living in a California earthquake hazard zone thanks to a new interactive map.2020-02-06T13:25:56-08:00
5 February

Do You Need Foundation Underpinning?

2020-07-07T21:30:25-07:00

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?2020-07-07T21:30:25-07:00
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

2020-01-30T09:20:07-08:00

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 snowmelt2020-01-30T09:20:07-08:00
29 January

Why Most Los Angeles Homes Need Foundation Reparation

2020-01-29T09:13:51-08:00

Unless you live in Los Angeles, you're probably well aware that you're living in earthquake territory. As a result, retrofitting your home or repairing your foundation to make sure your house can withstand an earthquake is not just a good idea, it's a must. As a homeowner, your home is probably one of your biggest investments–so it's important to protect your investment wisely. On average, [...]

Why Most Los Angeles Homes Need Foundation Reparation2020-01-29T09:13:51-08:00
28 January

What Causes Foundation Problems?

2020-01-28T09:10:30-08:00

Foundation issues tend to arise over time. Natural elements, age, and materials used may gradually weaken the foundation of a house.   Sometimes it's the soil conditions, the humidity in the air, the year the house was built or the poor construction that could disturb the integrity of the base structure of the building. SOME OF THE MOST COMMON FOUNDATION PRODUCTS ARE CREATED BY: poor [...]

What Causes Foundation Problems?2020-01-28T09:10:30-08:00
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