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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may have an impact on the base of the building, especially when it comes to climate change, soil conditions or outdated construction methods.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
10 January

Earthquake preparation tips for the year 2020

2020-01-10T08:45:19-08:00

  As we wrap up in 2019, it's important to start setting some actionable goals for the New Year — and if you own a home in Los Angeles, the earthquake preparation should be at the top of your list. There were some big shakers in Southern California in 2019. We had two earthquakes in the range of 6-7 magnitudes and hundreds in the range [...]

Earthquake preparation tips for the year 20202020-01-10T08:45:19-08:00
9 January

Los Angeles: 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles the Region

2020-01-09T09:12:19-08:00

The new year was a shaky start for Angelinos! Los Angeles residents woke up by a 4.0 magnitude earthquake at 2:13 a.m. on Thursday. The epicenter of the quake was centered in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 15 miles from Port Hueneme and 60 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. Residents said the quake felt like a quick but powerful jolt –with a shaking sensation from [...]

Los Angeles: 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles the Region2020-01-09T09:12:19-08:00
8 January

Puerto Rico: 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake damage Local property

2020-01-08T08:41:53-08:00

Puerto Rico experienced a 5.8 magnitude earthquake on Monday–the biggest quake in the region after a week of minor quakes. Luckily, no deaths or injuries were reported after the incident. The earthquake series began on December 28th, with magnitudes ranging from 4.7 to 5.1. The intense shaking of forshocks and Monday's quake left many homes and properties in the affected areas severely damaged. The 5.8 [...]

Puerto Rico: 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake damage Local property2020-01-08T08:41:53-08:00
7 January

Strengthening the Buildings for an Earthquake

2020-01-07T09:18:51-08:00

California, Oregon and Washington are western states that have had a lot of seismic activity in the last century. Following one devastating earthquake to another, the construction industry learned to develop retrofit strategies beginning in the 1970s. It wasn't until the late 1990s, however, that these concepts were commonly integrated into new construction.   Western Coast Seismic Activity The worst of these quakes happened just [...]

Strengthening the Buildings for an Earthquake2020-01-07T09:18:51-08:00
6 January

The Basics of Foundation Repair

2020-01-06T11:35:18-08:00

The Basics of Foundation Repair Throughout recent decades, engineers have learned how to make buildings safer after years of studying what happens to structures during earthquakes. Concrete is a long-lasting option, but concrete tilt-up buildings built in the last century present safety risks. Over time, concrete will break, so it is critical that it be checked regularly to minimize maintenance costs and reduce structural risks [...]

The Basics of Foundation Repair2020-01-06T11:35:18-08:00
3 January

Why should the owner of the building take care of the earthquake retrofitting services?

2020-01-03T10:29:40-08:00

Why should the owner of the building take care of the earthquake retrofitting services? It depends on how old your building is and how it has been built. Knowledge of earthquake safety was not applied to construction until the late twentieth century. The addition of steel for reinforcement is one of the keys to making the structure more stable and able to withstand seismic activity. [...]

Why should the owner of the building take care of the earthquake retrofitting services?2020-01-03T10:29:40-08:00
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