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Did You Feel It? Magnitude 3.7 Earthquake Rattles Los Angeles

Posted by Alex Rodriguez

Did you feel the recent magnitude 3.7 earthquake this week? It was near the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone

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Topics: brace and bolt, seismic retrofit

Why Do House Bolting Prices in Los Angeles Vary So Much? Average Price of a Foundation Boltdown

Posted by Alex Rodriguez

 

I don’t want to scare you, but did you know that there are over 140 faults in Southern California? According to the Southern California Earthquake Center these 140 faults are capable of producing “moderate to large earthquakes” (Plesch, 2007). 

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What is an Earthquake Retrofit? How to Protect Your Home from Quakes

Posted by Alex Rodriguez

 

Ever since the Ridgecrest Earthquakes struck in July 2019, several friends and customers of mine have asked for my construction advice - they all want to know how to protect their homes from earthquakes. If your home was built before the 1970's and has a raised foundation, bolting down your foundation can help protect your home from earthquakes.

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What is Earthquake Brace + Bolt Retrofit? | How to Protect Your Home With a Seismic Retrofit

Posted by Alex Rodriguez

We all know that California is ‘Earthquake Country’, but did you know that nearly every neighborhood in Los Angeles is near an earthquake fault?

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Topics: boltdown, brace and bolt, seismic retrofit

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