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27 January

New Map Shows Most At Risk Earthquake Areas in California

2020-01-27T09:03:34-08:00

The California Department of Conservation released a new map showing the most at-risk earthquake areas in California. In addition to showing which regions in the Golden State are considered to be "hazard zones" on the basis of their connection to the fault lines that make up the area, it also demonstrates the areas may be more vulnerable to liquefaction (i.e., the soil may behave more [...]

New Map Shows Most At Risk Earthquake Areas in California2020-01-27T09:03:34-08:00
24 January

Pasadena City Council Approves Soft Story Retrofit Ordinance

2020-01-24T10:04:14-08:00

Pasadena is about to be a much safer place to live. The City Council recently passed a new soft story ordinance renovation law that would mandate the renovation of older, wood-frame residential buildings that were built between the' 20s and' 70s. Although initially given 5 years to complete the refurbishment of the soft story, the Pasadena City Council extended the deadline to 7 years in [...]

Pasadena City Council Approves Soft Story Retrofit Ordinance2020-01-24T10:04:14-08:00
23 January

Granada Hills Experience 3.6 Earthquake, Felt in Los Angeles

2020-01-23T11:39:14-08:00

Residents of Granada Hills woke up by a 3.6 magnitude earthquake late Tuesday night. The quake struck at 11:41 p.m., with moderate shaking felt throughout the San Fernando Valley and neighboring Los Angeles. Other accounts of quakes have come from residents of Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Hollywood Hills, downtown Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, Ventura County and San Gabriel Valley. While [...]

Granada Hills Experience 3.6 Earthquake, Felt in Los Angeles2020-01-23T11:39:14-08:00
21 January

West Hollywood Working with Landlords to Reduce Earthquake Costs

2020-01-21T10:20:32-08:00

There's good news for the West Hollywood building owners. The City of West Hollywood announced on Monday that they will pursue a number of options to reduce the cost to landlords of retrofitting distressed apartment buildings in the area. The city has recently joined in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and more communities throughout Southern California to recognize and update all vulnerable multi-unit structures to protect [...]

West Hollywood Working with Landlords to Reduce Earthquake Costs2020-01-21T10:20:32-08:00
20 January

Common Foundation Problems in California

2020-01-20T12:00:12-08:00

The climate of your place plays a major role in the kind of base your home will have. California is mainly known for its Mediterranean climate, which means that it has warm, hot summers and cooler and rainier winters. Due to these changing conditions, the foundation of a property can suffer some damage as a result. When it comes to damage to the base or [...]

Common Foundation Problems in California2020-01-20T12:00:12-08:00
17 January

Fixing problems with the Concrete Home Base

2020-01-17T09:27:25-08:00

As a homeowner, it is important to take any signs of foundation problems seriously. Foundation problems can cause structural damage within your home and, if left unchecked and unrepaired, they can be very expensive to remedy. If you're worried about the problems of the foundation in your house, first you'll want to check the foundation of your home for any obvious issues, then you'll want [...]

Fixing problems with the Concrete Home Base2020-01-17T09:27:25-08:00
16 January

Homeowner? Why Seismic Retrofitting & Foundation Repair is a Must!

2020-01-16T09:15:34-08:00

Seismic retrofitting is the only form of reinforcement to ensure that your home and the loved ones living there are safe during a major earthquake. Seismic retrofitting is a procedure that modifies the foundation of your exis Seismic Retrofitting Your Home: For residential properties, seismic retrofitting modifies your existing home construction, making the house adhere to current building codes and safety measures. This is done [...]

Homeowner? Why Seismic Retrofitting & Foundation Repair is a Must!2020-01-16T09:15:34-08:00
15 January

Fixing Concrete Home Foundation Problems

2020-01-15T09:00:05-08:00

As a homeowner, it is important to take any signs of foundation problems seriously. Foundation issues may cause structural damage inside your home and, if left unchecked and unrepaired, they can be very costly to fix. If you're worried about the problems of the foundation in your house, first you'll want to check the foundation of your home for any obvious issues, then you'll want [...]

Fixing Concrete Home Foundation Problems2020-01-15T09:00:05-08:00
14 January

Retrofitting Slab Foundation Homes

2020-01-14T09:56:40-08:00

First We should look into what a Slab Foundation is: SLAB FOUNDATIONS There is no doubt that the slab foundations have advantages and disadvantages. Even though they may be damaged, they are very common, particularly in warm climates. Property owners in those parts of the county where they freeze for months on end usually opt for a different kind of foundation. That's because concrete slabs [...]

Retrofitting Slab Foundation Homes2020-01-14T09:56:40-08:00
13 January

5 Reasons for Earthquake Retrofit Your Home Today

2020-01-13T09:10:38-08:00

If you own a home or an apartment building, it's important to have your property inspected for any necessary earthquake retrofits or upgrades. Structures are decaying over time, like most things in life. Variables may have an impact on the base of the building, especially when it comes to climate change, soil conditions or outdated construction methods. When it comes to earthquake protection, many structures [...]

5 Reasons for Earthquake Retrofit Your Home Today2020-01-13T09:10:38-08:00
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