1 May

Do You Love California Earthquakes?


Los Angeles residents must face earthquake reality! As we approach the three-year anniversary of the 2019 Ridgecrest Earthquake, we feel it is our duty yet again to bring to everyone’s attention the incredible danger that we all live under, in the Greater Los Angeles area.  Of course, this is the threat of another big earthquake shattering the calm of our sunny city. The Ridgecrest earthquake’s [...]

Do You Love California Earthquakes?2022-05-01T06:33:55-07:00
24 July

How to Prepare Your Home Before an Earthquake Hits


Earthquakes are a natural disaster that can be very destructive.  There are several steps that you can take to prepare both you and your home in order to minimize the injuries and damage. Planning Steps Identify the best place indoors to take cover when the earthquake hits.  Discuss with family members so that everyone knows areas in the house to avoid.  As well as the [...]

How to Prepare Your Home Before an Earthquake Hits2021-09-01T10:05:33-07:00
22 July

The Importance of Seismic Retrofitting


If you live in an Earthquake prone area, then your property is in need of earthquake retrofitting.  With the correct seismic retrofitting solution, the total loss of your property and valuables can be minimized with a proactive approach. A basic definition of a seismic retrofitting is the modification of an existing structure to make them more resistant to seismic activity, ground motion or soil failure [...]

The Importance of Seismic Retrofitting2019-06-24T11:47:10-07:00
1 July

How Wall Reinforcement With Earthquake Retrofitting Critically Reduces Risk


Seismic retrofitting of vulnerable structures is crucial in earthquake prone regions. These forms of modifications in a building could protect the lives and assets of the occupants and the continuity of their livelihood. It is a common observation that communities that have retrofitted structures recover far more easily and quickly from earthquakes. Earthquake retrofitting has turned into a necessity in places where natural calamities, like [...]

How Wall Reinforcement With Earthquake Retrofitting Critically Reduces Risk2021-09-01T19:53:09-07:00
17 June

How Commercial Earthquake Retrofitting Ensures Safety Against Natural Hazards


Not everyone realizes the difficulties that people living in hazard prone areas face daily. Foundation issues and structural damage are common in areas that are susceptible to earthquakes, soil erosion, and so forth. Maintenance of your commercial building becomes unavoidable when you live or work in such regions. There are weak spots in every building that could go down in the event of an earthquake. [...]

How Commercial Earthquake Retrofitting Ensures Safety Against Natural Hazards2021-10-03T03:28:44-07:00
10 June

The Importance of Earthquake Retrofitting And The Methods of its Implementation


Foundation Repair specialists use their technical expertise to make a building damage proof in the event an earthquake strikes. Forces of Nature may challenge the strength of a building without any warning. It’s best to construct the structure to defend against natural calamities or adverse climatic conditions. Whether it’s a soil failure or seismic activity, seismic retrofitting enables a building to stand firmly when the [...]

The Importance of Earthquake Retrofitting And The Methods of its Implementation2021-09-01T19:35:20-07:00
29 May

How to Secure Your House Against a Natural Calamity With Earthquake Retrofitting


Unforeseen hazards or natural changes could lead to sudden or gradual degeneration of your home, which would mean considerable expenses for you to restore the house back to its stable condition. Construction and repair companies have come up with a number of permanent solutions to deal with the damages from soil erosion, expansion-contraction of soil or a seismic attack. Residential or commercial foundation repair methods [...]

How to Secure Your House Against a Natural Calamity With Earthquake Retrofitting2021-09-01T19:54:16-07:00
27 May

Why Retrofit is Good For You


It has been said that “Soft Story” buildings are a severe earthquake hazard. If history tells us anything, it’s that these buildings must be retrofit as soon as possible. If the lateral movement during an earthquake is particularly strong, the fragile foundation in the soft floors could crumble like a house of cards. This will lead the upper stories to collapse onto the lower levels, [...]

Why Retrofit is Good For You2021-03-25T20:42:49-07:00
22 May

Understanding Soft Story Retrofit


What do you know about Soft Story retrofit? The best way to understand this concept, you need to understand why it came about. On January 17th, 1994, an earthquake with -6.7 magnitude hit the Reseda region of Los Angeles. In what later came to be known as The Northridge Earthquake, at least 57 people lost their lives and thousands were injured. This catastrophic earthquake brought [...]

Understanding Soft Story Retrofit2023-11-06T08:10:35-08:00
20 May

Soft Story Retrofit: Frequently Asked Questions


In this post, you’ll find the top questions we frequently get from our new clients about the Soft Story Retrofit Program. What is a Soft Story building? It’s a structure with a weaker first level. This type of building is useless to carry the weight of the floors above during particularly strong seismic shifts, or as we commonly call them, earthquakes. The first story generally [...]

Soft Story Retrofit: Frequently Asked Questions2023-11-06T08:10:42-08:00
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